Pathology Handbook

BK And JC Virus Serology

Synonyms

BK virus, JC virus.

Test Includes

Detection of antibodies to BK and or JC virus.

Clinical Indications

Immunosupression, transplant patient.

Request Form

Request via ICE.

Availability

On request during normal working hours; reference laboratory test (Cambridge HPA).

Specific Criteria

Detailed clinical information including dates of onset and exposure, It is recommended that the labroatory is contacted first.

Turnaround Time

7 to 10 days.

Specimen

Blood

Volume

7ml

Container

EDTA (Purple Top)

Vacutainer purple top

Causes For Rejection

Unlabelled/inadequately labelled sample.

Lab Handling

Aliquot and store at -20C; send to the reference laboratory as soon as possible.