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Test Code BKPPCR BKV, PCR (Viral Load), Plasma

Collection Container

Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Required

Plasma

Special Handling Instructions

Whole blood must be spun and the plasma removed within 24 hours of draw.

Specimen Volume

4 mL

Minimum Specimen Volume

1 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Specimen Stability

4° C up to 5 days, -20° C: 6 weeks

Reasons for Rejection

Excessive delay in transport, specimen not processed in time, shared specimen; wrong tube, mislabeled specimens, insufficient quantity

Methodology

Real-time PCR with Thermal Melt analysis

Days and Times Performed

Tuesday and Friday

Turnaround Time

5 days

Reference Ranges

None detected

Units of Measure

IU/mL and Log10 IU/mL

CPT Code

87799

LOINC Code

41479-7

EMR Interface Order Code

33315