JC Virus
Investigations JC Virus
Polyomaviruses are widespread and infections are generally asymptomatic. JC virus is associated with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in immunosuppressed patients.

Molecular Tests
JC Virus PCR
Inform lab before sending No
Specimen type EDTA: 4ml blood into a EDTA (LAVENDER CAPPED) container.
CSF: Collect at least 0.2ml using the CSF sample collection kit if available. A sterile container is a suitable alternative.
Ideal time to take specimen  
Labelling requirements click here
How to take the specimen  
Transport to the laboratory If transport is delayed then store at +4°C
Test Times Daily
Turnround 3 workings days
Additional information  
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