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Test Code MISCLM Adenovirus, Molecular Detection, PCR

Additional Codes



Reporting Name

Adenovirus PCR

Useful For

Aiding in the diagnosis of adenovirus infections

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type


Necessary Information

Specimen source is required.

Specimen Required

Submit only 1 of the following specimens:


Specimen Type: Body fluid

Sources: Pleural, peritoneal, ascites, pericardial, or amniotic

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Do not centrifuge.


Specimen Type: Respiratory

Sources: Bronchial washing, bronchoalveolar lavage, nasopharyngeal aspirate or washing, sputum, or tracheal aspirate

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1 mL


Specimen Type: Spinal fluid

Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Do not centrifuge.


Specimen Type: Stool

Supplies: Stool Collection Kit, Random (T635)

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1 g


Specimen Type: Swab

Sources: Nasal, throat, respiratory, genital, or ocular

Container/Tube: Culture transport swab-If a culture transport swab is not available, M4 or M5 media is acceptable

Specimen Volume: Entire specimen

Collection Instructions: Place swab back into swab cylinder.


Specimen Type: Tissue

Supplies: M5 Media (T484)

Container/Tube: Sterile container with 1 to 2 mL of sterile saline or multi-microbe medium (M5) (T484)

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

Collection Instructions: Collect fresh tissue specimen.


Specimen Type: Urine

Container/Tube: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Collect a random urine specimen.

Specimen Minimum Volume

Body Fluid, Respiratory Specimen, Spinal Fluid, or Urine: 0.3 mL/Stool: 0.5 g/Swab or Tissue: NA

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Varies Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reject Due To








Calcium alginate-tipped swab, wood swab, or transport swab containing gel

Reference Values


Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday; 6 a.m.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
LADV Adenovirus PCR 39528-5


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
SRC65 Specimen Source 31208-2
89074 Adenovirus PCR 39528-5

Analytic Time

Monday through Thursday: 2 days Friday, Saturday: 3 days

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.