CMV CULTURE & ANTIGEN DETECTION (CMC)
: CMC, Cytomegalovirus
: CMV culture, CMV shell vial for pp65 antigen
: 87252, 87254, tissue add 87176
: Tissue cell culture, shell vial fluorescent stain for antigen
: Culture - no virus isolated, Antigen - negative
: Liquids in sterile leak proof container with NO ADDITIVE, tissue or swab in universal (viral) transport media, 3 mL
: Material from any other site except blood-specify source. DO NOT PLACE URINE, CSF or any body fluid in transport media.
: 1 - 2 mL urine
: Urine: 10 - 15 mL
: 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 - Saturday
: Monday - Friday: 6:30 am to 11:00 pm. Saturday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.
: Culture: 1-30 days, antigen: 24 - 48 hours
: Send to the lab immediately on ice. Place in viral transport medium UNLESS liquid specimen (Urine, CSF, etc.). No wooden or calcium alginate swabs. Additional tests/charges may be added as appropriate.
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