|Mnemonic: ||[C CMV]|
|Name: ||Culture, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Rapid|
|Specimen: || Submit one of the following: |
--Whole blood in a 5 mL lavender, EDTA)
--Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL)
Source of specimen is required
Send whole blood in EDTA.
Place BAL or urine in a leakproof container.
Place tissue, colon biopsy or throat swabs in Viral Transport Media.
|Transport Temp: ||Refrigerated|
|Ref Lab/Code: ||ARUP 0065004|
| Method: ||Cell Culture and Early Antigen Immunofluorescence|
|Note: ||Stool specimens, rectal swabs and CSF are not acceptable. |
Whole blood in Viral Transport Media is unacceptable.
Dry, wooden or calcium alginate swabs are unacceptable.
Frozen samples are unacceptable.
Refer to Cytomegalovirus by PCR for bone marrow samples.
|Processing Info: ||Sent out on a Manual Requisition Form though Microbiology|