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JC Virus DNA, Quantitative, PCR

Components

Name Method Department Units
JC Virus DNA by PCR, Quant. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
Send Out copies/mL

Specimen Requirements

Plasma Spun, Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 0.7 mL
Alternate

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 0.7 mL
Alternate

Yellow tube (ACD-A)

8 mL 0.7 mL
Stability

Frozen - 1 month(s)
Room temperature - 48 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 7 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Mix by gentle inversion immediately after collection
  • Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles
  • Centrifuge within 1 hour, separate supernatant and freeze

CSF, Urine

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Sterile container

N/A 0.7 mL
Stability

Frozen - 1 month(s)
Room temperature - 48 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 7 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to the lab immediately after collection

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube

CPT Code

  • 87799