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Test Compendium

Test Name

  • CYTOMEGALOVIRUS (CMV), QUANTITATIVE, PLASMA, PCR

Test Code

  • 8569

Test Synonym

  • Cytomegalovirus DNA

Minimum Volume

  • 1 mL

Specimen Type

  • Plasma

Primary Container

  • Lavender Top Tube, Transfer Tube- Plasma

Transport Temp

  • Frozen

TAT

  • 4 days

Specimen Requirements

  • 2.0 mL EDTA Plasma (preferred ship frozen)

Specimen Retention

  • Collect specimen in lavender-top (EDTA) tube. Centrifuge specimen within 24 hours of collection. Remove plasma, transfer plasma to a screw-cap polypropylene transport tube, and freeze. Ship frozen (preferred). To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.