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ID:540 CMV PCR to detect viraemia
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DescriptionCMV infection is of particular significance to immunocompromised patients. The virus affects various organs and causes pneumonia, retinitis, hepatitis, colitits, meningoencephalitis amongst others. It also causes congenital infections and 10% of congenitally infected babies will have severe, classic "cytomegalic inclusion disease" with intrauterine growth retardation, jaundice, hepatosplenomegaly, pneumonia and CNS damage. Detection of CMV viraemia by PCR from EDTA blood is diagnostic.
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Concurrent Testsna
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DepartmentVirology
SampleBlood
TubeEDTA
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IP Acute TAT3 days
IP Routine TAT3 days
GP Acute TAT3 days
GP Routine TAT3 days
Turnround CommentResults may be available considerably earlier than stated turnaround time.

Originally edited by : D Bennett. Review due on 27/06/2017 16:17:20. Published By K Roberts on 27/06/2016 16:17:20.