Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

CMV (CSF)

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
CMVCSF      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: CMVCSF         Geisinger Epic ID: 35194

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
CSF
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL (minimum 1 mL CSF) in sterile screw-capped tube.
Special notes:
Specimen must be received at performing lab within 96 hours of collection.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: Not recommended. Refrigerated: Not recommended. Frozen: 96 hours. Specimen must be received at performing lab within 96 hours of collection.
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.
Test includes:
CMV PCR
Methodology:
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Synonyms:
CMV PCR
Viracor test code 5503
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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