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BK Virus Quant PCR Blood

Components

Name Method Department Units
BK Virus Quant PCR Blood Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
CMI, Molecular Infectious Disease DNA copies/mL and log10 copies/mL

Battery Members

BK Virus Quant PCR Blood, BK Virus log10 DNA Blood

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 3 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 8 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 16 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • If delay in transport is greater than 8 hours, refrigerate

Plasma Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 8 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 2 day(s)
Frozen - indefinite week(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge, remove plasma/serum and refrigerate
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Frozen whole blood
  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame

Comments

Whole blood must be separated within 16 hours. Specimens received after 0900 will be tested on the next day test is performed.

CPT Code

  • 87799