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Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

CMV quantitative PCR

Test Name

CMV quantitative PCR

Alternate Name/ Synonym

Cytomegalovirus

Gene Name

Proprietary

Test Code

CMVRQ

Division

Molecular Microbiology - Viral

Method

Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction

External Proficiency Testing

College of American Pathologists

Turn Around Time

Within 4 days

Disease/Condition

  • Monitoring of transplant patients
  • CMV infection

Specimen Type

  • Whole blood

Minimum Specimen Requirements

  • Whole blood (EDTA) - 1 mL minimum for 1 test, 3-5 mL recommended for multiple tests.

Storage/Transportation

  • All specimens must be shipped on dry ice.
  • Exception: Specimens that will arrive at SickKids within 24 hours from the time of collection can be shipped on ice packs

Special Requirements

* Not Health Canada approved

Shipping and Contact Information

The Hospital for Sick Children
Rapid Response Laboratory
170 Elizabeth Street, Room 3642
Toronto, ON
M5G 2G3
Canada
Phone: 416-813-7200
Phone: 1-855-381-3212