Test Catalog

Test ID: FJCV    
JC Polyoma Virus DNA, Quantitative Real-Time PCR, Plasma

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Plasma EDTA

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

Specimen Type: Plasma (Preferred)

Container/Tube: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or Yellow-top (ACD-A) tube(s).

Specimen volume: 0.7 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or yellow-top (ACD-A) tube(s).  Spin down and transfer 0.7 mL EDTA or ACD-A plasma to a screw-cap plastic vial. Submit frozen.

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

0.3 mL

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

Specimens other than Serum, plasma
Anticoagulants other than ACD, EDTA
Hemolysis NA
Lipemia NA
Icteric NA

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
Plasma EDTAFrozen (preferred)30 days
 Refrigerated 7 days
 Ambient 48 hours