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Test Code QBK BK Virus, Molecular Detection, Quantitative, PCR, Plasma

Reporting Name

BK Virus PCR, Quant, P

Useful For

A prospective and diagnostic marker for the development of nephropathy in renal transplant recipients

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Plasma EDTA

Specimen Required

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Separate plasma within 24 hours of collection.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Plasma EDTA Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  14 days

Reject Due To


Mild OK; Gross reject







Reference Values

None detected

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; Varies

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
QBK BK Virus PCR, Quant, P 41479-7


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
83187 BK Virus PCR, Quant, P 41479-7
31060 Copies/ml 41479-7

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.