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BK Virus Quant PCR CSF

Components

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

Battery Members

BK Virus Quant PCR CSF, BK Virus log10 DNA CSF

Specimen Requirements

CSF

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 1 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 4 day(s)
Frozen - Indefinite week(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Diluted fluid specimen
  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame

Comments

Specimens received after 0900 will be tested on the next day test is preformed.

CPT Code

  • 87799