In situ hybridization for detection of cytomegalovirus (CMV) RNA.
CMV is a herpesvirus capable of causing serious disease in immunocompromised / transplant patients and neonates. CMV ISH is useful for detection of primary, latent, and reactivated CMV infections in FFPE tissues.
- Cut Slides: 4 cut slides. Sections must be wrinkle and artifact-free. No additives in the water bath. Cut sections at 4-5 microns, and place tissue at the center bottom of a positively charged slide.
- Paraffin block: Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue. Block should be sent with a cold pack. Block identifiers should be clearly written and match exactly with the specimen ID and the block labeling as noted on the requisition.
- NOTE: Please also send one H&E slide with global testing and consult requests.
Use cold pack for transport. Make sure cold pack is not in direct contact with specimen.