Nucleic acid amplification assay for the detection of Cytomegalovirus (CMV) DNA extracted from neonatal urine samples.
Diagnosis of congenital CMV infection in new-borns.
CMV is a double stranded DNA virus of the Herpesvirus family. Congenital CMV infection is the leading infectious disease cause of hearing loss in babies.
Clean catch urine
White top universal container
For electronic requesting using EPIC (RDUH ONLY – Neonatalogists / audiometry ONLY ):
Search for: ‘CMV (Cytomegalovirus) PCR (REF)‘ or test code ‘LAB913‘
Two independent urines taken as soon as possible after birth but no later than 3 weeks of life should be taken to investigate congenital infection.
Referred to UKHSA South West (Severn Pathology), Bristol
Specimen Labelling Procedure