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Test Compendium

8569: CYTOMEGALOVIRUS (CMV), QUANTITATIVE, PLASMA, PCR

Test Code

  • 8569

Test Synonym

  • Cytomegalovirus DNA

Minimum Volume

  • 0.5 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Plasma

Container

  • Lavender Top Tube, Transfer Tube- Plasma

Storage

  • Frozen

Turn Around Time

  • 4 days

CPT Codes

  • 87497
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • 2.0 mL EDTA Plasma (preferred ship frozen)

Additional Information

  • Collect specimen in lavender-top (EDTA) tube. Centrifuge specimen within 24 hours of collection. Remove plasma, transfer plasma to a screw-cap polypropylene transport tube, and freeze. Ship frozen (preferred). To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.

Specimen Stability

  • AMBIENT: REFRIGERATED: 7 days FROZEN: 90 days