Keep specimen at 4C
Amniotic fluid sampling should be done after 21-23 weeks gestation for best sensitivity. If an extended delay in transport of specimens is anticipated, rapidly freeze the specimens to at least -60°C and transport to the laboratory on dry ice. Please consult the laboratory if necessary.
Amplification and detection of CMV DNA polymerase gene using TaqMan real-time PCR technology. This test is performed pursuant to an agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
If positive, results are reported as cytomegalovirus DNA detected.
Negative or no cytomegalovirus DNA detected
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