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Antiviral drugs resistance of cytomegalovirus , blood

Fee code: 20190

Method description

PCR and sequencing

Delivery time

7 days

Note to delivery time


Positive viral load (minimum 1000 copies / mL)

Specimen type

Whole Blood (anticoagulant: EDTA)

Specimen volume

2 mL

Specimen minimum volume

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

Wrong blood anticoagulant (heparin), Insufficient sample


Interpretative report of the results. Mutation in the gene UL 97; mutation in the gene UL 54; no resistance.

Reference values

Values Units   Age  
Antiviral drugs resistance of cytomegalovirus      

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