CMV DETECTION BY AMPLIFIED PROBE (CMD)
: Molecular Infectious Disease
: CMD, CMV DNA, Cytomegalovirus by PCR
: PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)
: Not detected
: CSF container - 1.0 mL, lavender top (EDTA) - 4.0 mL
: CSF or whole blood
: Need Medical Director approval
: CSF container - 1.0 mL, lavender top (EDTA)- 1.0 mL
: 1.0 mL
: 0.5 mL
: Room Temperature: same day, refrigerated: overnight, frozen: longer than overnight
: Room temperature: same day, refrigerated: overnight, frozen: longer than overnight
Reasons for Rejection
: Alternative specimen sent without Medical Director approval
: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
: Once per day on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (batched)
: 24 hours (Monday - Friday)
: This qualitative assay for cytomegalovirus (CMV) detection is majorly used for detection of CMV in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). CMV can be an important pathogen causing encephalitis and meningitis. Recognition of the presence of CMV is critical to the therapy and differentiation. Cell cultures have not been reliable for recovering this virus from CSF. Detection of CMV DNA in CSF is now the gold standard for the laboratory diagnosis of central nervous system diseases caused by this virus.
: Other sources or samples may be acceptable for this test; please check with the lab, 615-936-6435. Click here to print the Molecular Diagnostics requisition.
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