Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Quantitative
CytoMegalovirus (CMV) Quantitative PCR
CMV PCR Quant.
EDTA Peripheral blood or plasma
Storage and stability information:
Peripheral blood (Refrigerated, 1 week), Plasma (Refrigerated or frozen at -20°C, 1 week)
Once per week
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
CMV DNA not detected
Infection with cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in transplant recipients and other immunocompromised hosts, as well as neonates. Infection may involve multiple organs including the brain, lung, liver, and gastrointestinal tract. In plasma, the detection of CMV is more indicative of an active CMV infection. Assays performed on whole blood can potentially detect latent virus.
Limit of detection: