FCMVQ - Clinical: CMV by PCR

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Test Name

Test ID: FCMVQ    

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.