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