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Test Code FJCV JC Polyoma Virus DNA, Quantitative Real-Time PCR, Plasma

Additional Codes


Specimen Required

Specimen Type: Plasma (Preferred)

Container/Tube: Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or Yellow-top (ACD-A) tube(s).

Specimen volume: 0.7 mL

Collection Instructions: Draw blood in a Lavender-top (EDTA) tube or yellow-top (ACD-A) tube(s).  Spin down and transfer 0.7 mL EDTA or ACD-A plasma to a screw-cap plastic vial. Submit frozen.

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)

Reporting Name

JC Polyoma Virus DNA, QN PCR

Specimen Type

Plasma EDTA

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Plasma EDTA Frozen (preferred) 30 days
  Refrigerated  7 days
  Ambient  48 hours

Reject Due To

Specimens other than Serum, plasma
Anticoagulants other than ACD, EDTA
Hemolysis NA
Lipemia NA
Icteric NA

Reference Values

<500 copies/mL

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday

Report Available

1 to 7 days

Performing Laboratory

Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease. It has not been cleared or approved by the FDA. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
FJCV JC Polyoma Virus DNA, QN PCR 49412-0


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
Z0559 Source 31208-2
Z0560 JC Virus DNA, QN 49412-0

Secondary ID