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polyomavirus test

Hi,

I would like to know please if there is a test that detects any polyomavirus infection. if so, what is it called?

Thanks
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Hi,
How are you? Polyomaviruses are small, nonenveloped DNA viruses, which are widespread in nature where illnesses associated with these viruses occur in times of immune compromise. Tests to quantify the polyomavirus DNA may be made with testing the blood, cerebrospinal fluid, and urine. Identification of virus laden "decoy cells" in urine, and histopathologic demonstration of viral inclusions in the brain parenchyma and renal tubules are  also applicable diagnostic methods. Hope this helps. Take care and regards.
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Many  thanks for your reply. could you please tell me what is the name of such blood test? thx
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