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CMV DNA QUANT PLASMA

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2035         Geisinger Epic ID: 32448

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Plasma or whole blood.
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
4-5 mL whole blood OR 2 mL plasma.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature (preferred). Freeze all samples that are received Friday afternoon and will not be shipped until Monday’s shipment. This will prolong the stability. For whole blood, centrifuge and aliquot the sample then freeze.
Specimen stability:
Room Temperature: 96 hours. Refrigerated: Not recommended. Frozen: Not recommended.
Rejection criteria:
Whole blood received frozen.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
100 copies/mL to 1 x 1010 copies/mL.
CPT code(s):
87497
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Cytomegalovirus DNA PCR
Methodology:
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Synonyms:
Cytomegalovirus DNA PCR
Viracor test code 5501
CMV

Performing Locations

Viracor-IBT Laboratories

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Sunday morning    
Performed stat? No
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