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JCDNA / LCJC-M
JC VIRUS DNA BY POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION (PCR), CSF

Test Code JCDNA / LCJC-M 
Test JC VIRUS DNA BY POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION (PCR), CSF 
Methodology Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe
Hybridization
(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with
Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.) 
Description Useful as an aid in diagnosing progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy due to JCV.

Cautions:
A negative result does not rule out the possibility of JCV infection.
This test is not to be used as a diagnostic tool for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). 

Specimen 1.0 mL of spinal fluid. Do not centrifuge. Send specimen refrigerated in a screw-capped, sterile vial. Maintain sterility and forward promptly. 
Reference Values Negative
Positive results will be reported as JC virus DNA detected. 
Analytic Time 1 day 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Saturday 
CPT Code(s) 87798