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Paediatric Laboratory Medicine

JC virus qualitative PCR

Test Name

JC virus qualitative PCR

Alternate Name/ Synonym

JC virus, Polyomavirus

Gene Name

Proprietary

Test Code

JCPC

Division

Molecular Microbiology - Viral

Method

Polymerase Chain Reaction

External Proficiency Testing

College of American Pathologists

Turn Around Time

Within 4 days

Disease/Condition

  • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy

Specimen Type

  • CSF
  • Tissue or biopsy

Minimum Specimen Requirements

  • CSF 300 ul per 1 test, for multiple tests please ensure adequate sample volume is submitted
  • Sterile screw top container for tissues or biopsies

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