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​BK Virus (BKV) Quantitative PCR


Clinical Microbiology

​Ordering Recommendations

​Specimen Requirements​

  • ​Plasma
​Collection Procedure
​Required Volume
  • Optimal Volume: 1 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)

  • ​Plasma may be stored and shipped refrigerated to NML within 48h of sample collection or must be stored and shipped frozen
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

  • ​Shipped weekdays to Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory (RRPL), Regina
Testing Site​
  • ​National Microbiology Laboratory (NML), Winnipeg 
Results Reporting​
​Clinical Interpretation
​Alternate Test Names
  • ​BKV DNA
  • BKV Quantitative DNA
  • Polyomavirus
  • QBK

Test Ordering Requirements​

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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-967 v1

Last Modified: Friday, September 21, 2018 |
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