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Human Polyomavirus

Source Urine, Blood, Fluids, Tissue
Mnemonic If Provincial Lab requisition is received or PSC standing order, see Human Polyomavirus, Provincial Laboratory.

Do not enter other requests into lab computer system.
Specimen Requirements

Urine: Random urine collection, minimum 10 mL is preferred.  First morning urine is also acceptable. 

Urine is the preferred specimen type, however testing can be performed on:
- Blood: 1 x 3 mL lavender top EDTA tube - whole blood
- Tissue: Fresh, frozen or formalin-fixed

Specimen Handling

Keep specimen refrigerated.

Submit specimen and completed CLS Anatomic Pathology requisition to the Gross Room, 7th Floor, McCaig Tower, Attention Molecular Pathology. Specimens may be sent Monday to Friday 07:00 to 17:00. Specimens collected outside of regular hours must be kept refrigerated and sent the next working day.

Additional Information If testing by Provincial Laboratory is required, use a Provincial Lab requisition and see Human Polyomavirus, Provincial Laboratory.
Testing Location Molecular Pathology
Testing Frequency As required
Alternate Name(s) BK Virus; PyV; SV40
Reference Interval