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BK virus PCR (CSF)

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


CSF, Sterile container,

Include details of underlying conditions or immunosupression


Turnaround Time:

5-7 days

Diagnosis of BK virus neurological infection in immunocompromised patients

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 24 hours are undesirable

Measurement units: copies/ml
Clinical decision points: Not applicable
Reference Lab: Manchester PHE