Notice – CMV Viral Load Testing

July 15, 2013

Effective July 15, 2013, the Public Health Lab will be using an updated CMV viral load assay (COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS TaqMan CMV Test). This test has an increased range of 150 to 10 million copies/mL and has been standardized to international units, 1 copy being equivalent to 0.91 IU. This allows for comparison of results with other testing methods.  If there are any concerns about correlation of previous results to that of the new assay,  please contact the PHL at (709) 777-6583.


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