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BK Virus, Quantitative by PCR

Mnemonic:    [BK PCR]
Name:    BK Virus, Quantitative by PCR
Specimen:    
Submit 1 mL serum, plasma from an EDTA, or urine. Do not freeze whole blood.

Heparinized or clotted samples are unacceptable.

Critical sterile.
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable 3 days refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0090067
  Method:    Polymerase Real-Time Chain Reaction (PCR)
Note:    BK Virus is a member of the Polyomavirus family.
Processing Info:    Write the source of the sample on both the packing list and on the sample label.

See also BK Virus, Quant, Blood #2002304 and BK Virus, Quant, Urine #2002310