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Cytomegalovirus by PCR (Neonatal ONLY)

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB8885

 

Methodology: 

Real-Time TaqMan PCR

Schedule: 

Daily, Mon-Sat

Reported: 

1-2 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collect saliva swab in viral transport medium*

Collect urine (1.0ml) in a Sterile Container

*Insert swab under tongue until soaked with saliva.

 

*Collect saliva prior to, or one hour after, breast feeding.   Breast milk contamination can cause false positive results.

 

Notes: 

For diagnosis of congenital CMV, samples must be collected within 3 weeks of birth. Samples collected later cannot differentiate perinatal from congenital infection.

Reference Interval: 

Not detected

CPT Code(s): 

87496

Last Changed: 

11/20/2017 1:24 PM

Last Reviewed: 

11/20/2017 1:24 PM