Cytomegalovirus (CMV) PCR



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Post transplant CMV monitoring. Any situation requiring direct CMV detection.

Sample Type

EDTA blood, urine, Throat Swab, Biopsy, CSF, BAL

Turnaround Time

Within 2 days

Testing Frequency

Daily ( Monday - Saturday )

External Notes

Samples in the lab by 1:30pm are usually reported the same day ( weekdays ). Urgent samples should be first discussed with the medical virologist on NGH bleep 2537 esp RHH ones. The responding person ( Virology SpR ) will help explain the best transport method to the NGH lab.

Please note: the above information is subject to change and we endeavour to keep this website up to date wherever necessary.

Your contact for this test


Leeanne Tovey BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science, MSc Medical Microbiology

Acting Lead Laboratory Manager - Microbiology & Virology

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV) PCR