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Test Directory -  CMV PCR

Request Form 

Microbiology form (Green)

Availability

On request during normal working hours

Specific Criteria

None

Turnaround Time

7-10 days

Specimen

Urine

Volume

Minimum 10 ml.  In the case of newborn or very young children a smaller sample may be sufficient.  Contact the Virology Laboratory (ext. 3536) for advice

Container

White Capped Universal (Sterile)

Collection

Samples MUST be transported to laboratory immediately

Lab. Handling

Samples should be sent to the Reference Laboratory as soon as possible

Causes for Rejection

Incorrectly and/or Insufficiently labelled sample
Unsuitable container e.g. Unsterile or with additives (Boric acid, Formalin...)
Not meeting specific criteria for analysis
Delay in sample reaching laboratory

 


Version 1.0 / November 2013

Last edited 16/04/14