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​Cytomegalovirus PCR (CMV) 

Cerebrospinal Fluid

Clinical Microbiology

​Ordering Recommendations

​Specimen Requirements​

Type​
  • ​Lumbar puncture
  • AV reservoir
  • AV shunt
  • Ventricular fluid
  • Lumbar drain fluid
​Container
​Collection Procedure
​Required Volume
  • 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​
​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-500 v2

Last Modified: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 |
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