Diagnostic Test Directory

Virology Laboratory

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) PCR (Qualitative) - amniotic fluid specimen

  • LIS Mnemonic: CMVPCR

    Collect

    amniotic fluid

    Volume Required

    1 ml

    Minimum Required

    0.5 ml

    Transport

    Keep specimen at 4C

    Processing

    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.

Days Performed

Daily

Reported

Same day

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

87496

Methodology

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.

Interpretation

If positive, results are reported as cytomegalovirus DNA detected.

Reference Values

Negative or no cytomegalovirus DNA detected

Search Lab Test Directory

Search by disease or test name

View a full list of all lab tests

Contact Us

Ask for more information about our laboratory services.

215-590-2050