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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Virus Culture

Test Name:Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Virus Culture
Epic Order Code:LAB255  
CPT Code:87254  
Specimen(s) Type:Nasopharynx, Cervix, Throat, Bronchial wash, Urine, Amniotic fluid, Tissue from surgical specimens or autopsies. Samples must be received on ice.
Acceptable Container(s):

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 Sterile container
Testing Schedule:24 hours/day, 7 days/week
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA  
 Routine: 72 hours
Collection Information:See specific specimen type in Serology/Virology Collection Information by Source.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately on ice. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to lab immediately, store and transport the specimen at 2-8° C. Specimen must be received in lab within 72 hours.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
Reference Range:No virus isolated.
Additional Information:Do not use this code for Buffy Coat CMV testing. Viral transport media is available in the laboratory.