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Test Code MISC1WARDEJCVQT JC Polyoma Virus DNA Quantitative PCR Serum or Plasma

Department

Send Outs

Reference Lab Test Number

JCVQT

Collection Requirements

Draw blood in a lavender

Primary Collection Container

Lavender 4 mL (K3EDTA)

Alternate Collection Container

Plasma: ACDAPALE YELLOW (ACID CITRATE DEXTROSE)

Serum: Gold (SST)

Transport

Plasma or Serum Frozen

Preferred Transport Temperature

Frozen

Processing

Centrifuge, separate and send 0.7 mL in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Stability

Room Temperature: 48 hours

Refrigerated: 7 days

Frozen: 30 days

Minimum Testing Volume

0.3 mL

Reference Range

<500 copies/mL

Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Performed

Monday-Saturday

Reported

4-6 days

CPT Codes

87799