JC Virus (Polyomavirus)
- JC virus is detected by PCR.
- Associated with Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML).
- Tested following specific request.
- If possible, send both CSF and EDTA blood samples.
- Relevant clinical details
Store at fridge temperature
Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature
Samples are sent to the National Reference Centre
Up to 14 days
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