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JC virus nucleic acid detection, cerebrospinal fluid

Fee code: 20381

Method description

Qualitative / quantitative real-time PCR

Delivery time

7 days

Note to delivery time



Specimen type

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)

Specimen volume

0,5 mL

Specimen minimum volume

0,2 mL

Collection instructions


Preanalytic treatment


Transport conditions

At room temperature if it is submitted within 24 hours of collection, refrigerated between 24 and 72 hours and frozen for anything above 72 hours. Do not freeze whole blood

Rejection criteria

Nonsterile specimen, Insufficient sample


Qualitative / quantitative technique

Reference values

Values Units   Age  
JC virus Not detected copies/mL    

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