LCMV - Specimen: Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Molecular Detection, PCR

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: LCMV    
Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Molecular Detection, PCR

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type needed for testing

Varies

Advisory Information

For plasma specimens order CMVQU / Cytomegalovirus DNA Detection and Quantification, Plasma.

Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

Specimen Required Defines the optimal specimen. This field describes the type of specimen required to perform the test and the preferred volume to complete testing. The volume allows automated processing, fastest throughput and, when indicated, repeat or reflex testing.

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:

 

Supplies: Aliquot Tube, 5 mL (T465)

Specimen Type: Fluid

Sources: Spinal, pleural, peritoneal, ascites, pericardial, amniotic, or ocular

Container/Tube:

Preferred: 12 x 75-mm screw cap vial (T465)

Acceptable: Sterile Container

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Do not centrifuge.

 

Supplies: Aliquot Tube, 5 mL (T465)

Specimen Type: Fluid

Sources: Respiratory; bronchial washing, bronchoalveolar lavage, nasopharyngeal aspirate or washing, sputum, or tracheal aspirate

Container/Tube:

Preferred: 12 x 75-mm screw cap vial (T465)

Acceptable: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1.5 mL

 

Supplies:

Culturette (BBL Culture Swab) (T092)

M5 Media (T484)

Specimen Type: Swab

Sources: Genital; cervix, vagina, urethra, anal/rectal, or other genital sources

Container/Tube: BBL CultureSwab (T092) or multimicrobe media (M5) (T484)

Collection Instructions: Place swab into multimicrobe media (M5) (T484) or other viral transport media.

 

Supplies:

Culturette (BBL Culture Swab) (T092)

M5 Media (T484)

Specimen Type: Swab

Sources: Miscellaneous; dermal, eye, nasal, saliva, or throat

Container/Tube: BBL CultureSwab (T092) or multimicrobe media (M5) (T484)

Collection Instructions: Place swab into multimicrobe media (M5) (T484) or other viral transport media.

 

Supplies: M5 Media (T484)

Specimen Type: Tissue

Sources: Brain, colon, kidney, liver, lung, etc.

Container/Tube: Sterile container with 1 to 2 mL of sterile saline, multi-microbe media (M5) (T484), or other viral transport media

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

Collection Instructions: Submit only fresh tissue in multi-microbe media (M5) (T484) or a sterile container with 1 to 2 mL sterile saline

 

Specimen Type: Urine

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Collect a random urine specimen.

 

Specimen Type: Bone marrow

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request Form (T244) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/microbiology_test_request_form.pdf)

Specimen Minimum Volume The amount of sample necessary to provide a clinically relevant result as determined by the Laboratory.

Body Fluid, Ocular Fluid, Spinal Fluid, or Urine: 0.3 mL; Respiratory Specimens: 1 mL; Tissue: 2 x 2-mm biopsy

Reject Due To Identifies specimen types and conditions that may cause the specimen to be rejected

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

Calcium alginate-tipped swab, wood swab, or transport swab containing gel; blood, serum, stool, paraffin blocks, or breast milk

Specimen Stability Information Provides a description of the temperatures required to transport a specimen to the laboratory. Alternate acceptable temperature(s) are also included.

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesRefrigerated (preferred)7 days
 Frozen 7 days