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Test Code BKVU BK Virus, Quantitative PCR, Urine

Specimen Type

Urine, random sample

Container

Sterile container

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

UCMC Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection:

Random sample, following appropriate cleansing instructions.
 

Female Cleansing Instructions:
1.     Stand in a squatting position over the toilet. Separate the folds of the skin around the urinary opening
2.     Cleanse the area around the opening with the first castile soap towelette.
3.     Repeat using a second clean towelette.
4.     Urinate the first portion of urine into the toilet.
5.     As you continue to urinate, bring the collection cup into the midstream to collect the urine sample.
6.     Do not touch the inside or lip of the cup.
7.     Urinate the remainder of the urine into the toilet.
8.     Place the blue cap onto the BD Vacutainer Urine Collection Cup.
9.     Return the sample to the healthcare worker.


Male Cleansing Instructions:
1.     Cleanse the end of the penis with the first castile soap towelette beginning at the urethral opening and working away from it (the foreskin of an uncircumsized male must be retracted).
2.     Repeat using a second clean towelette.
3.     Urinate the first portion of urine into the toilet.
4.     As you continue to urinate, bring the collection cup into the midstream to collect the sample.
5.     Do not touch the inside or lip of the cup.
6.     Urinate the remainder of urine into the toilet.
7.     Place the blue cap onto the BD Vacutainer Urine Collection Cup.
8.     Return the sample to the healthcare worker.


Specimen Transport:

Must be received by Microbiology for processing within 2 hours of collection unless refrigerated.


See Microbiology Specimen Collection:

  • See category “Urine”, 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

250 uL

Fee Code

30187799

Synonyms

BK Virus
BKV
BKV DNA
BKV PCR
BKV urine