CYTOMEGALOVIRUS DNA BY PCR, PLASMA, FLUIDS OR TISSUE

Synonyms: CMV DNA by PCR, Congenital CMV, cCmv
Computer Code: CMVD
Specimen Collection: 3 mL blood (lavender top tube (BD) or 0.5 mL fluid (CSF or BAL). Pediatrics: 0.5 mL blood (lavender microtainer) - 0.5 mL urine (Preferred for Congenital CMV) or saliva swab
Minimum Volume: 0.5-1 mL
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Transport at room temperature within 24 hours or refrigerated within 7 days.
Reference Values: Negative
Lab Code: MIC
Requisition: MOL DIAG 09 molecdiagicd9req.pdf#http://09 molecdiagicd9req
Test Frequency: 3/week
Routine TAT: 24 hrs
Stat TAT: N/A
CPT Code(s): 87496
LCD or NCD:
Methodology Used:
See Addendum XVII