Cytomegalovirus Culture, CMV Isolation, CMV Culture
6 mL unclotted blood in EDTA tube for all clinical presentations, except congenital infections and gastroenteritis Urine for all clinical presentations Saliva, sputum, nasopharyngeal aspirate or bronchoalveolar lavage for pneumonia Saliva and urine for congenital infections Intestinal biopsy for gastroenteritis Other biopsy samples (e.g. lymph node, liver) Uterine curetting Send samples (except blood, urine & CSF) in Virus Transport Medium. (See also Virology Section, General Guidelines for Virus Isolation & Collection Methods for Virus Isolation by Sample Type)
Refrigerate samples until transport to laboratory. Do not freeze. Send samples on ice pack to laboratory.
Reported as Positive or Negative
Positive report : 2 days – 3 weeks Negative report : 21 days
Monday – Saturday