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BK Virus Quantitative PCR

Alternate test name

BK Virus, Polyomavirus

Gene name / Alternate gene name

VP1/VP2 coding region

Lab area
Microbiology - Molecular
Method and equipment
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Expected turn-around time
Within 5 working days
Specimen type
  • Plasma


Specimen requirements
  • 0.5 mL minimum for 1 test, >1 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
Special requirements


Disease condition
  • BK nephropathy
  • Monitoring of transplant patients


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