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​BK/JC Virus PCR

Urine

Clinical Microbiology

​Ordering Recommendations

​Specimen Requirements​

Type​
  • ​Voided urine
  • Catheter urine
​Container
​Required Volume

​Whole Blood

  • Optimal Volume: 2 mL
  • Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection)
​Stability/Storage
  • Refrigerate at 2 to 8°C if sample cannot be immediately transported to laboratory
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

Availability​
Testing Site​
  • ​RUH
Results Reporting​
​Reflex Testing
  • ​Specimens found to be positive on the BK/JC PCR test can be further tested to differentiate BK virus from JC virus
  • Contact the laboratory if further testing is required
​Clinical Interpretation
​Specimen Retention
​Alternate Test Names
  • Polyoma virus

Test Ordering Requirements​

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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-318 v2

Last Modified: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 |
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