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CMV Stool by PCR Qualitative

Components

Name Method Department Units
CMV Stool by PCR Qualitative Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
CMI, Molecular Infectious Disease

Specimen Requirements

Stool

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 1 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 2 day(s)
Frozen - Indefinite week(s)

Specimen Preparation

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

Swab

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Alternate

M4 collection kit

N/A
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

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame
  • Stool received in Cary-Blair medium
  • Stool received in O&P kit
  • Stool received in PVA preservative only
  • M4 vial without swab

Comments

Specimens received after 0900 will be done on the next day of testing.

CPT Code

  • 87496