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Test Code SCCMV Culture, Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Methodology

Cell Culture

Performing Laboratory

University Hygienic Laboratory (UHL)-Iowa City

Specimen Requirements

1. Contact microbiology laboratory to obtain a list of acceptable specimen types and collection media.
2. Swabs and tissue should be placed in transport media and stored at refrigerate temperature. Other specimens are collected in screw-capped, sterile containers and stored refrigerated.

3. Maintain sterility and forward promptly.
Note: Indicate specimen source on specimen container and in computer.

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Test Classification and CPT Coding

87252