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Adenovirus PCR - urine specimen

  • LIS Mnemonic: ADENOPCR

    Collect

    Random Urine Container

    Volume Required

    5-10 ml of clean voided urine

    Minimum Required

    5 ml of clean voided urine

    Transport

    Keep specimen at 4C

    Processing

    For infants, a volume of 1 to 2 ml of urine is acceptable. 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

87798

Methodology

Amplification and detection of adenovirus DNA using real-time TaqMan PCR and nucleic acid primer/probe pairs specific for conserved regions of the adenovirus genome. Detects all 51 known serotypes of adenoviruses; does not differentiate by type. This test is performed pursuant to an agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.

Interpretation

If positive, results are reported as adenovirus DNA detected.

Reference Values

Negative or no adenovirus DNA detected

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