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Polyomavirus BK by Real-Time PCR
Collect: UroSwab® (males), whole blood yellow top tube (ACD solution A)
Whole Blood Collection vessel:
Yellow top tube (ACD solution A)
Volume: Complete . Completely fill the tube whenever possible to eliminate dilution from the anticoagulant and ensure the proper blood-to-anticoagulant ratio.
•Immediately after blood collection, invert the tube(s) gently 8-10 times to ensure mixing of anticoagulant with blood to prevent clotting.
•Do not shake tube(s).
•Do not centrifuge specimen.
Collection vessel: Complete
1 Step. Urine collection should be at least one hour between voids.
2 Step. Have the patient collect a urine sample in a urine container.
3 Step. Dip the sponge into the urine container.
4 Step. Place the sponge into the vial. To prevent leakage , tightly cap the vial. Label with a minimum of two patients identifiers such as name and date of birth.
Storage/Transport Temperature: Room Temperature.
Stability : Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 month
NOTE: * This test is approved for all states. *
MDL (Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories)