Test directory: Cytomegalovirus,(CMV) Rapid Culture

Ordering Code5873
Test NameCytomegalovirus,(CMV) Rapid Culture
Preferred SpecimenBronchial wash, BAL, Tracheal aspirates, Nasopharyngeal swab/aspirate/wash, Throat swab, Urine, Tissue/Biopsy,
Saliva swab (Neonate up to 3 months of age), Urogenital swab, Amniotic fluid
Preferred ContainerVCM or equivalent
Other Specimen/ContainerBone marrow collected in a heparin
Optimum Volume3 mL
Collection InstructionsTo maintain optimum viability, place swab or fluid into VCM (equal volumes of fluid and VCM) or equivalent and transport the specimen to the laboratory as soon as possible. Best recovery is obtained when the specimens are refrigerated at 2-8 degrees C or keep on wet ice following collection and while in transit. If there will be a long delay before processing, specimens in VCM or equivalent should be frozen at -70 degrees C or colder and transported on dry ice
Storage or transport at -20 degrees is not acceptable. Raw samples should only be refrigerated and not frozen.
Handling InstructionsTransport equal volume to VCM
For shared specimens, split specimen and ensure sufficient specimen for this test is sent in its own UTM.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Frozen
Specimen StabilityAmbient: Not Stable
Refrigerated: 4 Days
For specimen received in VCM medium (Green-cap) tube or equivalent (UTM):
Frozen (-20 C): Unacceptable
Frozen (-70 C): 30 Days
For specimens received in sterile leak-proof container:
Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 72 Hours
Frozen: Unacceptable
Rejection CriteriaCalcium alginate swab, CSF, Wooden shaft swab, E-swab,
Bacterial transport media, Stool specimens, Blood, Wooden shaft, Alginated swabs
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time7 Days
MethodologyTissue Culture, Immunofluorescence
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostic Lab-NI

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
SourceALLSee report.
CMV Rapid CultureALLSee report.