Quantitative PCR for CMV
Alternate test name
Gene name / Alternate gene name
Microbiology - Molecular
Method and equipment
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Expected turn-around time
Within 4 business days
- Whole blood
- Whole blood (EDTA) - 1 mL minimum for 1 test, 3-5 mL recommended for multiple tests.
Storage and 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
- Monitoring of transplant recipients for CMV infection
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