FJCV - Clinical: JC Polyoma Virus DNA, Quantitative Real-Time PCR, Plasma

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Test ID: FJCV    
JC Polyoma Virus DNA, Quantitative Real-Time PCR, Plasma

Clinical Information Discusses physiology, pathophysiology, and general clinical aspects, as they relate to a laboratory test

JC Virus is the cause of Progressive multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML), a severe demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. PML is a particular concern for individuals infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. Quantification of JC virus DNA is based upon the real-time PCR amplification and detection of JCV genomic DNA. The quantitative range of this assay is 500-35,000,000 JCV DNA copies/mL.

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.

<500 copies/mL