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Test Identifier Information

 
Registration CodeQCMV
Method

From 12/05/2013 The CMV viral load assay was changed to the Commercial Abbott CMV RealTime assay. This assay reports in International Units /mL (IU/mL) The previous In-house assay reported in genome copies/mL.The mathematical relationship between the two assays is: 1IU/mL X 0.012 = 1 genome copy/mL

External Price$303.22(Exclusive of GST)
  

Specimen Collection

 
Specimen Collection Protocols

 

CMV Viral Load Testing Specimen Collection & Separation

This is the same Testing and collection protocol as for Hepatitis B,C and HIV viral load testing except that plasma can be stored at 2-8C for up to 5 days

Sample collection

Two 4.0ml whole blood EDTA tube are required per test. The samples should only be taken Mon-Fri

and must be received by Virology during working hours before 1630 hours.

Do not share for other tests. The unseparated sample must be received by Virology CHL within 24

hours of collection when held at ambient temperature. If these conditions cannot be met the plasma should be separated. Minimum volume of separated plasma required is 1ml.

Separation Procedure

Centrifuge at 800-1600xg (rcf) or 3500rpm for 20 minutes at room temperature

In a biohazard cabinet: Transfer plasma aseptically using sterile pipettes provided into a yellow topped

Serology tube supplied by CHLabs. Half fill the tube. Wear gloves at all times.

Following separation, Plasma may be stored at 2-8°C for up to 5 Days. If there is likely to be a delay in getting the specimen to CHLabs  of greater than  5 days with a maintained temperature of 2-8°C then the plasma sample should be frozen and shipped frozen.

 -Seal and package sample/s  according to transport regulations. Forward to Virology, CHL. Transport at 2-8°C  (or frozen if the specimen is frozen due to referral delays.)

 

Patient Specimen2 x 4.0mL EDTA(Lavender) or 1mL plasma
Aliquot Transport to CHLPlace specimen in PCR bag.
  

CHLabs Laboratory

 
DepartmentMicrobiology-Virology
Contact Details** Unknown email address **
Contact Phone Number03-3640416 / ext. 80416
Test AvailabilityBatched on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Samples must be received by 0900 hours on the day of testing - urgent testing by arrangement.
Turnaround Time5 - 120 hours
Interpretation

For clinical microbiologist or microbiology registrar consultation please contact Virology.

Delphic Number Test Number7438

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