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Test ID LCJC JC Virus, Molecular Detection, PCR, Spinal Fluid

Reporting Name

JC Virus PCR, CSF

Useful For

Aids in diagnosing progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy due to JC virus (JCV)

 

This test is not to be used as a diagnostic tool for Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD).

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

CSF


Specimen Required


Supplies: Aliquot Tube, 5 mL (T465)

Preferred: 12 x 75-mm screw cap vial (T465)

Acceptable: Sterile screw cap vial

Container/Tube: Sterile vial

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Do not centrifuge.


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
CSF Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

87798

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

NA

Lipemia

NA

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request Form (T244) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/microbiology_test_request_form.pdf)

Testing Algorithm

See Meningitis/Encephalitis Panel Algorithm in Special Instructions.