Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) Anti-viral Resistance Genotyping

Test Name: Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) Anti-viral Resistance Genotyping
Alternate Name(s):  
Laboratory: Virology Laboratory
Specimen Type: HCMV positive plasma 5 mL Lavender EDTA Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Minimum volume of plasma required is 0.5 mL.

Collect blood in EDTA tube. Do not use heparin as an anticoagulant.
Requisition: Requisition for Viral STI, Polyoma and Herpesvirus Testing
Test Schedule: Referred to National Microbiology Lab
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
10 days
Reference Range:  
Effective Date: 2012-12-07
Revised Date: 2015-09-17
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments:  
Special Processing:  
Comments: HCMV Anti-viral Resistance Genotyping is available on HCMV positive patients only
Method of Analysis: PCR
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Specimen must be refrigerated and sent to Virology for referral within 24 hours.
Samples sent frozen on ice to reference laboratory.
System Codes: 
Must be ordered by the Lab
Referred To:  

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