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JC Virus, Molecular Detection, PCR, Spinal Fluid

Additional Codes

Order in eDH using Miscellaneous Lab Request (LAB3715). This test can only be ordered in Cerner Millennium by Mailouts Dept (JC Virus PCR, CSF-Mayo).

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 Special Container
CSF Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

CPT Code Information

87798

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
LCJC JC Virus PCR, CSF 33295-7

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
88909 JC Virus PCR, CSF 33295-7

Analytic Time

Monday through Thursday: 2 days; Friday, Saturday: 3 days

Specimen Retention Time

1 week

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.