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.
- A formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue block is preferred specimen type
- One (1) unbaked, unstained slide for H&E staining (required) and three (3) positively charged unstained slides (all cut at 4-5 microns).
- Block and slide identifiers should be clearly written and match exactly with the specimen ID and specimen labeling as noted on the requisition.
Use cold pack for transport. Make sure cold pack is not in direct contact with specimen.