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Test Code BKVP BK Virus, Quantitative PCR, Blood

Specimen Type

Blood

Container

EDTA Lavender top tube

Preferred Volume

2-4 mL

Offsite Collection Instructions

See UCMC Collection Instructions

UCMC Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Venipuncture
Specimen Transport: Immediate, no refrigeration
 

See Microbiology Specimen Collection:

  • See category “Blood”, Table 1 BACTERIOLOGY, CHLAMYDIA, MYCOLOGY, MYCOBACTERIOLOGY (AFB), VIROLOGY

Availability

Monday through Friday

Turnaround Time

Testing varies depending on volume of requests received Monday through Friday. Results are available the same day the test is performed.

STAT Availability

Not Available

Test Methodology

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by the University of Chicago Medical Center Clinical Microbiology Lab. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA does not require this test to go through premarket FDA review. This laboratory is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) as qualified to perform high complexity laboratory testing. This test is used for clinical purposes. It should not be regarded as investigational or research.

CPT Code

87799

Test Limitations

Detection limit: 500 copies/mL
Quantitation Reportable Range 2,500 – 100,000,000 copies/mL

Reference Range

No BKV DNA detected

Minimum Volume

1 mL

Fee Code

30487799

Synonyms

BK Virus
BKV
BKV DNA
BKV PCR
BKV Plasma