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

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Test Name

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

Specimen Type Describes the specimen type validated for testing

Varies

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:

 

Specimen Type: Plasma (Preferred)

Container/Tube: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or Yellow-top (ACD-A) tube(s).

Specimen volume: 0.7 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or yellow-top (ACD-A) tube(s).  Spin down and transfer 0.7 mL EDTA or ACD-A plasma to a screw-cap plastic vial. Submit frozen.

 

Specimen Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Red-top tube, serum gel is acceptable

Specimen volume: 0.7 mL

Collection instructions: Draw blood in a plain, red-top tube(s), serum gel tube is acceptable. Spin down and transfer 0.7 mL serum to a screw-top plastic vial. Submit frozen.

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

0.3 mL

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

Specimens other than

Serum, plasma

Anticoagulants other than

ACD, EDTA

Hemolysis

NA

Thawing

Warm OK 48 hrs; Cold OK

Lipemia

NA

Icteric

NA

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

Specimen TypeTemperatureTime
VariesFrozen (preferred)30 days
 Refrigerated 7 days
 Ambient 48 hours