|Test||CYTOMEGALOVIRUS (CMV) DNA QUANTITATIVE DETECTION BY PCR|
|Methodology||Quantitative RT-PCR (PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.)|
|Description||Useful for early detection of CMV viremia and predicting CMV disease and response to viral therapy.
NOTE: Result should be used in conjunction with clinical findings to make an accurate diagnosis.
|Specimen||Draw blood in a lavender-top (EDTA) tube(s). Send 1 mL EDTA whole blood, or plasma (minimum volume 0.5 mL) refrigerated.|
If CMV DNA is detected, a quantitative value is reported within the range of 300 to 3,000,000 IU/mL.
|Analytic Time||1 Day; Maximum Laboratory Time - 8 Days|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||1 Day per Week (varies)|