JC Virus (Polyomavirus)

Microbiology

Notes

 

  • 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. 

Sample requirements

 

 

CSF - 30 mL sterile universal container

 

 

 

 

4ml of blood taken into an EDTA Tube

30mL sterile universal container

4 mL EDTA tube

Required information

  • Relevant clinical details

Storage/transport

Store at fridge temperature

Transport as soon as possible at ambient temperature

Turnaround time

Samples are sent to the National Reference Centre

Up to 14 days


Page last reviewed: 28/08/2014