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Culture, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Rapid

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)
--Throat swab
--Colon biopsy

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