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BK virus by PCR, quantitative, plasma

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB4935

 

Synonyms: 

Polyomavirus BK PCR, Quantitative

Methodology: 

Real-Time TaqMan PCR

Schedule: 

Daily, Mon-Fri

Reported: 

1-3 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collect 3.0 mL Blood in a Lavender Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 1.5 mL.
Unacceptable conditions: Heparinized samples

 

Notes: 

The quantitative range of this assay is 3.0 to 8.0 log10 copies/mL (1,000 to 100,000,000 copies/mL). In renal transplant recipients, a viral load of >10,000 copies/mL of plasma indicates higher risk of BKV nephropathy.

Reference Interval: 

Not detected

CPT Code(s): 

87799

Last Changed: 

8/24/2017 4:48:52 PM

Last Reviewed: 

8/24/2017 4:48:52 PM