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Polyomavirus PCR (includes BK and JC viruses) (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:BK virus PCR
JC virus PCR
SV40
Laboratory:Microbiology
Test Code:PMP
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Cerebrospinal Fluid
Urine random
Blood
Serum
Tissue
Container Types:
CSF Tube 3
Plain 70mL pot
EDTA 10 mL
SST
Viral Transport Medium
Plain 70mL pot
Collection & Request Instructions:

Tissue samples should be sent in viral transport medium.

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Store at 4'C
Assay Frequency:Weekly
External Laboratory:V.I.D.R.L.
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack