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​Cytomegalovirus PCR (CMV) Eye

Upper Respiratory

Clinical Microbiology

​Ordering Recommendations

​Specimen Requirements​

  • ​Ocular Fluid
  • Corneal Scraping
  • Conjuctiva Swab


  • ​Preferred Collection Container: Sterile container WITHOUT transport media, additives, or preservatives
    Note: Remove needle from syringe and cap prior to transport



​Required Volume


  • Optimal Volume: 0.2 mL or entire collection
​Collection Procedure
  • Insert into 2 mL transport medium tube and break swab shaft to replace cap

  • Refrigerate at 2 to 8°C if sample cannot be immediately transported to laboratory


  • Stable at room temperature for 24 hours if sample cannot be immediately transported to laboratory
  • Greater than 24 hours, refrigerate at 2 to 8°C
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

Testing Site​
  • ​RUH
Results Reporting​
​Clinical Interpretation
​Specimen Retention
​Alternate Test Names
  • Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV)
  • Human Herpesvirus-5 (HHV-5)

Test Ordering Requirements​

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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-503 v2

Last Modified: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 |
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