CMV CULTURE (CMC)
: CMC, Cytomegalovirus
: CMV culture
: 87254, tissue add 87176
: Centrifuge-enhanced (shell vial) culture
: No virus isolated
: Liquids in sterile leak proof container with NO ADDITIVE, tissue or swab in universal (viral) transport media, 3 mL
: Material from any site except blood-specify source. NOT PERFORMED ON CSF without prior pathologist approval (PCR is most sensitive assay for detection of CMV in CSF). DO NOT PLACE URINE or any body fluid in transport media.
: 1 - 2 mL urine
: 10 - 15 mL urine
: 1 - 2 mL urine
: Store refrigerated (2-8° C), do not freeze, transport on wet ice
: Labile specimen. Keep refrigerated.
Reasons for Rejection
: Collected more than 1 day prior to receipt in lab, urine in container with additive, calcium alginate or wooden-shaft swab, dry swab, leakage
: Monday - Friday: 6:30 am to 11:00 pm. Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.
: 24 - 48 hours
: Send to the lab immediately on ice. Place in universal (viral) transport medium UNLESS liquid specimen (Urine, etc.). No wooden or calcium alginate swabs. Additional tests/charges may be added as appropriate.
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