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​Cytomegalovirus PCR (CMV) 


Clinical Microbiology

​Ordering Recommendations

​Specimen Requirements​

  • ​Autopsy
  • Biopsy
  • Surgical

Autopsy or Surgical


​Required Volume

​Autopsy or Surgical

  • Optimal Volume: 1 to 2 grams


  • Optimal Volume: 0.1 grams

  • Refrigerate at 2 to 8°C if sample cannot be immediately transported to laboratory                                  
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-495 v2

Last Modified: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 |
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