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Cytomegalovirus Nucleic Acid Test

Referred out to Alberta Provincial Laboratory for Public Health (ProvLab)

Consult the ProvLab Guide to Services for test requirements and complete the appropriate ProvLab requisition available at: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/lab/Page3317.aspx.

Source

Blood is the only specimen type collected by CLS staff.

If testing on specimen other than blood required, refer to Provincial Laboratory Guide to Services http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/lab/page3317.aspx.

Mnemonic CMV PCR
Specimen Requirements

1 x 4 mL lavender top EDTA tube

Venous collection only

Do not collect in same tube with any other test.

Specimen Handling

Do not centrifuge. Do not freeze.

Transport on ice or cold packs. Ensure tube is not in direct contact with ice pack so specimen does not freeze.

Must reach Provincial Lab within 48 hours of collection.

Additional Information

Testing Location Referral lab
Testing Frequency  
Alternate Name(s) Cytomegalovirus by PCR, Cytomegalovirus NAT
Reference Interval