Cytomegalovirus Nucleic Acid Amplified Test (NAAT) Qualitative 
Mnemonic CMV NAATQL
CPT 87496
Test Code 6750062
Synonyms CMV
Test Includes  
Specimen Bronchial Alveolar Lavage (BAL); Sputum; Nasopharyngeal Swab; Sterile Body Fluid; Urine; Vesical Swab; Vesical Aspirate; Nonvesicular Lesion Swab
Volume Bronchial Alveolar Lavage (BAL): 5.0-50 mL; Sterile Body Fluid: 3.0 mL; Tissue Section: 0.5 cm³; Urine: 4.0 mL
Container Sterile Container without additives; M-4, M-4RT, M-5 or M-6 Viral Transport Medium; Universal Transport Medium (UTM)
Special Instructions BAL or BRONCHIAL WASH: Collect specimen using aseptic technique and accepted methods. Submit 5.0 mL (0.5 mL minimum) in a sterile container without additives. FLUID: Submit 3.0 mL (0.5 mL minimum) in a sterile syringe with air removed. Alternatively, inject specimen into a sterile container without additives. VESICLE SWAB: disrupt vesicle and collect fluid with swab provided with M-4, M-4RT, M-5 or M-6 Viral Transport Medium or Universal Transport Medium (UTM). With the same swab, collect cells from the base of the lesion. Place swab into M-4, M-4RT, M-5, or M-6 Viral Transport Medium or UTM. VESICLE ASPIRATE: Aspirate fluid from vesicle using a tuberculin syringe. Transfer to M-4, M-4RT, M-5, or M-6 Viral Transport Medium or UTM. NONVESICULAR LESION: Moisten swab with small amount of sterile saline and collect cells from base of lesion. Place swab into M-4, M-4RT, M-5, or M-6 Viral Transport Medium or UTM. NASOPHARYNGEAL: Insert a flexible mini-tip swab through the nostril into the nasopharynx. Rotate gently and withdraw. Place swab into M-4, M-4RT, M-5, or M-6 Viral Transport Medium or UTM. THROAT SWAB: Using a swab, vigorously rub the tonsils and posterior pharynx. Place swab into M-4, M-4RT, M-5 or M-6 Viral Transport Medium or UTM. TISSUE: Submit tissue specimens in M-4, M-4RT, M-5 or M-6 Viral Transport Media or UTM. URINE: Submit urine in a sterile screw cap container.
Specimen Prep  
Storage Refrigerate
Transport Temp Room Temperature
Stability Rm Temp 4 days
Stability Refrig 4 days
Stability Frozen 3 months
Methodology Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Rejection Criteria Inadequate volume, inappropriate transport device, inappropriate transport conditions, leaking specimen, delay in transport. 
Reference Value Negative 
Performed/TAT Monday - Friday   24 hours    
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