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JC virus by PCR

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB8412

 

Synonyms: 

Polyomavirus JC, PCR

Methodology: 

Real-time TaqMan PCR

Schedule: 

Daily, Mon-Fri

Reported: 

1-3 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collect 1.0 mL urine. Collect 2.0 mL blood in lavender tube. Collect brain tissue in viral transport medium.
Pediatric urine volume: 0.5 mL.

 

Notes: 

Causes PML. Can be detected by PCR in urine, blood or brain tissue without disease. Rare cause of polyomavirus nephropathy. Definitive diagnosis of PML or nephropathy is by pathology of biopsy tissue.

Reference Interval: 

Negative

CPT Code(s): 

87798

Last Changed: 

8/25/2017 9:40:19 AM

Last Reviewed: 

8/25/2017 9:40:19 AM