CYTOMEGALOVIRUS (CMV), QUALITATIVE PCR
5 mL (3 mL min.) Amniotic fluid in a sterile screw capped container collected after 21 weeks of pregnancy for Prenatal testing OR 10 mL(5 mL min) Urine/Saliva in a sterile screw capped container OR 2 mL(1 mL min) Plasma from 1 Lavendar top (EDTA) tube OR 2 mL(1 mL min) Serum from 1 Red top (No additive) tube OR 2 mL(1 mL min) CSF/BAL fluid in a sterile screw capped conmtainer OR 5 g (min 3g) Fresh Tissue in normal saline. Ship refrigerated. Separate serum / plasma aseptically within 2 hours of collection. 12 hours overnight fasting is recommended. Brief clinical history and nature of specimen on Test Request Form is mandatory.
Real time PCR
Sample by Wed, Sat 1 pm
Report 4th Day Evening