Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

CMV PCR (URINE)

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
CMVU      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: CMVU         Geisinger Epic ID: 35182

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Random urine.
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
15 mL aliquot random urine in screw-capped tube at room temperature; minimum 2 mL.
Special notes:
Specimen must be received at performing lab within 96 hours of collection.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature (preferred): 96 hours. Refrigerated: Unspecified. Frozen: Unspecified. Specimen must be received at performing lab within 96 hours of collection. Freeze all samples that are received Friday afternoon and will not be shipped until Monday’s shipment. This will prolong the stability
Rejection criteria:
Stability limit exceeded.

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.
Methodology:
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Synonyms:
Viracor test code 5502
Clinical significance:
CMV is an important pathogen in the transplant setting causing pneumonitis, colitis, hepatitis, CNS disease, neutropenia, and disseminated disease. Prior to the availability of rapid and sensitive DNA PCR, CMV was a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the transplant population. Quantitative CMV DNA PCR can be used for early detection of CMV reactivation, primary infections, and monitoring response to treatment.

Performing Locations

Viracor-IBT Laboratories

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