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CMV Viral Load (Sendaway Test)

Alternative Names:Cytomegalovirus Viral Load
Laboratory:Microbiology
Test Code:CVA
Medicare rebatable:Yes
Specimen Types:Plasma
Container Types:
EDTA 10 mLEDTA 10 mL
Adults Volume or Mass:10 mL
Collection & Request Instructions:A separate container is required for this test.

A separate unopened EDTA blood tube is required.

Collect in the morning to allow for the lengthy preparation that must occur on the same day. Specimen must be less than 24 hours old.

A maximum of  1 CMV viral load test per sample type will be performed on any patient in a one week period.

Testing  performed on Roche Ampliprep/ Taqman – LoD 137 IU/ml.

Requests for urgent or more frequent testing must be approved by the Microbiology Unit Head.

Transport Instructions:Room Temperature
Processing Instructions:Unopened Tube
Assay Frequency:Weekdays
External Laboratory:The Alfred Pathology Service (APS)
  External Laboratory details...
External Transport Instructions:Send at 4'C with Ice Pack