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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)  isolation

Test Code:

RV0102

Synonym(s):

Specimen Container

EDTA tube
Urine collection media for urine
Hanks transport media for all other specimen
(To be obtained from DPLM Reception, after office hour call extension 1383)

Specimen Requirement

6 mL EDTA
 
Urine, saliva, sputum, nasopharyngeal aspirate (NPA), bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), uterine curetting and biopspy samples (e.g. lymph node, liver) require transport media. Refrigerate samples until transport to Lab. See additional info.

Specimen Storage / Transport

Refrigerate sample until transport to laboratory. Do Not freeze. Send sample with an ice pack.

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

No

Turn Around Time

Positive report : 2 days - 3 weeks
Negative report : 21 days

Reference Value(s)

 

Testing Laboratory Location

SGH

Laboratory

Virology

Contact Number

6394 1352

Day and Time Performed

Mon – Fri 0800 hrs– 1700 hrs , Sat 0800 hrs – 1230 hrs

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Additional Information

For supply of transport media, please call Lab reception at ext. 1352 / 1354.

Change History Notes

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Keywords

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