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​Cytomegalovirus Viral Load PCR (CMV) 


Clinical Microbiology

​Ordering Recommendations

​Specimen Requirements​

  • ​Plasma
​Required Volume
  • Optimal Volume: 4 mL

  • Minimum Volume: 1 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)



  • Plasma must be separated from whole blood within 24 hours of collection Store plasma at 4°C and ship on ice pack within 48 hours
  • Greater than 48 hours, store plasma at -20oC and ship frozen on dry ice
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

Testing Site​
  • ​Molecular Microbiology/ Virology Laboratory RUH

Results Reporting​

​Clinical Interpretation
​Specimen Retention
​Alternate Test Names
  • CMV Antigenemia
  • CMV Quantification

Test Ordering Requirements​

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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-299 v3

Last Modified: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 |
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