Test Catalog

Test ID: LCMV    
Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

Ordering Guidance

For plasma specimens order CMVQN / Cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA Detection and Quantification by Real-Time PCR, Plasma.

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Supplies: Aliquot Tube, 5 mL (T465)

Specimen Type: Fluid

Sources: Spinal, pleural, peritoneal, ascites, pericardial, amniotic, or ocular

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Sterile screw-cap 5-mL aliquot tube

Acceptable: Sterile Container

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Do not centrifuge.

 

Supplies: Aliquot Tube, 5 mL (T465)

Specimen Type: Fluid

Sources: Respiratory; bronchial washing, bronchoalveolar lavage, nasopharyngeal aspirate or washing, sputum, or tracheal aspirate

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Sterile screw-cap 5-mL aliquot tube

Acceptable: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1.5 mL

 

Supplies:

-Culturette (BBL Culture Swab) (T092)

-M4-RT (T605)

-Bartels FlexTrans VTM-3 mL (T892)

-Jiangsu VTM-3 mL (T891)

Specimen Type: Swab

Sources: Genital; cervix, vagina, urethra, anal/rectal, or other genital sources

Container/Tube: multimicrobe media (M4-RT) (T605) and ESwabs

Collection Instructions: Place swab back into multimicrobe media (M4-RT, M4, or M5) 

 

Supplies:

-Culturette (BBL Culture Swab) (T092)

-M4-RT Media (T605)

-Bartels FlexTrans VTM-3 mL (T892)

-Jiangsu VTM-3 mL (T891)

Specimen Type: Swab

Sources: Miscellaneous; dermal, eye, nasal, saliva, or throat

Container/Tube: multimicrobe media (M4-RT) (T605) and ESwabs

Collection Instructions: Place swab back into multimicrobe media (M4-RT, M4, or M5)

 

Supplies:

-M4-RT (T605)

-Bartels FlexTrans VTM-3 mL (T892)

-Jiangsu VTM-3 mL (T891)

Specimen Type: Tissue

Sources: Brain, colon, kidney, liver, lung, etc.

Container/Tube: Sterile container containing 1 mL to 2 mL of sterile saline or multimicrobe medium (M4-RT [T605], M4, or M5)

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

Collection Instructions: Submit only fresh tissue in multimicrobe media (M4-RT) (T605) or a sterile container with 1 to 2 mL sterile saline

 

Specimen Type: Urine

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Collect a random urine specimen.

 

Specimen Type: Bone marrow

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume Defines the amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Testing Laboratory

Body Fluid, Ocular Fluid, Spinal Fluid, or Urine: 0.3 mL
Respiratory Specimens: 1 mL
Tissue: 2 x 2-mm biopsy

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis Calcium alginate-tipped swab, wood swab, or transport swab containing gel Blood Serum Feces Paraffin blocks Breast milk

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the performing laboratory, alternate acceptable temperatures are also included

Specimen TypeTemperatureTimeSpecial Container
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 7 days