Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Culture

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Brief Description

CMV Culture

Laboratory Unit

Virology

Methodology

Viral Culture

Specimen Collection

Virus Isolation Kit

Storage/Transport

Refrigerated/freeze packs

Acceptable Specimen
Type(s)

Throat swab
Urine
Biopsy

Test Request Form(s)

Virology Test Request Form

Possible Results

CMV Isolated
No Virus isolated
Other virus isolated

Reference Range

No Virus Isolated


Unacceptable Conditions

Specimen received warm
Specimen not in virual transport medium
Incorrect specimen type
No name on specimen
Quantity not sufficient
Specimen not received with eight days of collection.

Interfering Substances

Specimen received warm, Specimen not received within eight days of collection

Result Reported

Subject to testing involved.

Fees

N/A

CPT Codes

N/A

LOINC/SNOMED Codes

N/A

Additional Information

CMV isolation may take up to one month to complete.