Test Catalog

Search below or browse by department on the left hand menu for testing offered at Providence Health Care laboratories.

Testing not found here may be available via our send out program. Please refer to our send out test directory (requires PHC intranet access). Pre-approval by a laboratory physician is required for many send out tests for both inpatients and outpatients.

For questions or comments about this catalog please contact Dr. Janet Simons at janet.simons@providencehealth.bc.ca

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Test Name: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) PCR Plasma Viral Load (Transplant Patient Monitoring)

Test Code: PCMVB

Turn around time:

Collection Container: Lavender

Sample Type: EDTA Plasma

Minimum Volume: 3.0 mL

Collection and Shipping Requirements: Freeze. Send on ice pack. After hours - Aseptically separate within 4 hrs of collection into sterile plastic cryovial.