CMV by PCR
Reference Values Describes reference intervals and additional information for interpretation of test results. May include intervals based on age and sex when appropriate. Intervals are Mayo-derived, unless otherwise designated. If an interpretive report is provided, the reference value field will state this.
Not detected = Negative, no virus detected
Detected = Positive, virus detected
<1000 copies/mL = Positive. Virus detected below 1000 copies/mL
1000 copies/mL to 1,000,000 copies/mL = Positive
>1,000,000 copies/mL = Positive. Virus detected above maximum quantitative range.
This test employs real-time PCR amplification of a Cytomegalovirus-specific conserved genetic target. A positive result should be coupled with clinical indicators for diagnosis. A “Not detected" result for this assay does not exclude Cytomegalovirus involvement in a disease process.