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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Rapid Culture

Order Name C CMV Rapid
Test Number: 6908209
Revision Date 06/26/2024
Test Name Methodology LOINC Code
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Rapid Culture
Shell Vial Culture  
Specimen Specimen Volume (min) Specimen Type Specimen Container Transport Environment
Preferred 1 mL lung exudate or 1 cc lung biopsy See Instructions Sterile Screwtop Container Refrigerated
Instructions Specimen Type: Sterile leakproof urine container or two green-top (heparin) tubes or viral transport tube (throat, cervical, semen, biopsy sources) Either sodium heparin or lithium heparin tubes are acceptable for this test.
Specimen Storage: Do NOT freeze. Maintain blood at room temperature; other specimen sources should be refrigerated.
Specimen Collection: BRONCHOALVEOLAR LAVAGE: Submit 10-50 mL fluid in sterile leakproof container and refrigerate.
URINE: A first morning clean catch urine should be submitted in a sterile screw-cap container. Refrigerate immediately and ship at 4'C. Do NOT freeze.
BLOOD/BUFFY COAT/BONE MARROW: Collect two green-top (heparin) tubes. Transport at room temperature as soon as possible. Do NOT freeze.
OTHER: Collect a viral transport for throat, cervical, semen, and biopsy sources. Refrigerate immediately and ship at 4'C. Do NOT freeze.
Special Instructions: If reflex test is performed, additional charges/CPT code(s) may apply. Submit one specimen per test requested. Specify the exact specimen source/origin (eg, urine). Indicate a specific test number on the request form.
Expected TAT 2 - 5 days  
Performing Labcorp Test Code 186049 
CPT Code(s) 87254
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