BK Virus PCR

Diagnostic Use

Human polyomaviruses (HPyVs) are members of a genus of DNA viruses in the Polyomaviridae family. Fourteen HPyV species have been identified. BK virus (BKV) was first reported in the 1970s as well as another HPyV, JC virus (JCV). BKV was isolated in tissue culture from the urine of a kidney transplant recipient with ureteral stenosis; JCV was isolated from the brain tissue of a patient with Hodgkin lymphoma and progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy.


Microbiology - Virology

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Laboratory Handling


Sample can be shared with CMV Viral load and/or EBV Viral load, if there is sufficient volume received


Testing is batched and performed weekly on Thursdays, with results available Friday morning.


BK virus
Polyomavirus PCR

Turnaround Time

1 week

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