CMV ANTIGENEMIA (CAE)
: CAE, Cytomegalovirus Antigenemia
: 87271, 87015
: Leukocyte concentration, indirect fluorescent antibody stain for pp65
: Result: negative, positive, or indeterminate. CMV positive cells: number seen
: Purple top (EDTA)
: Whole blood
: Dark green top (Lithium Heparin) accepted but not preferred because positive cell count may be decreased.
: Lavender top (EDTA) 2 mL or lavender top microtainer (1 mL) x 2 if WBC is > 7.
: Draw 5 mL if WBC is greater than 2, draw 10 mL if WBC is less than 2
: Adult: 3 mL if WBC >7; Peds: 1 mL if WBC >7
: Room temperature 20-25 C
: Samples older than 24 hours will receive a comment.
Reasons for Rejection
: Clotted, hemolysis
: Monday - Friday: 6:30 am to 11:00 pm. Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.
: 1-2 days
: Send to lab immediately at room temperature. This assay requires its own separate tube.
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