Test directory: CMV DNA, Quant

Ordering Code6010
Test NameCMV DNA, Quant
AliasCytomegalovirus DNA Quantitative PCR
Preferred SpecimenPlasma
Preferred ContainerEDTA, K2 (Lavender)
Optimum Volume2 mL
Collection InstructionsSeparate plasma from whole blood within 24 hours of collection. Use only polypropylene tubes for aliquot samples. DO NOT thaw once plasma is frozen.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Frozen
Specimen StabilityRefrigerated: 6 Days
Frozen: 12 Weeks
Rejection CriteriaExpired container/transport media, Insufficient quantity,
Specimen older than stability limits, Unspun and unseparated specimen >24 hours, Plasma other than EDTA,
Non-polypropylene aliquot tube
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time7 Days

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info

The linear...

The linear range for the cobas (R) CMV for 500 uL sample processing volume is from 34.5 IU/mL to 1.00E+07 IU/mL

The limit of detection (LoD) for the cobas (R) CMV for
EDTA plasma is 34.5 IU/mL for a 500 uL sample processing volume

Reliable results depend on proper sample collection, storage and handling procedures. Quantitation of CMV DNA is dependent on the number of virus particles present in the samples and may be affected by sample collection methods
CMV DNAALL<34.5<34.5IU/mL
CMV DNAALL<1.5<1.5log IU/mL