EPSTEIN BARR VIRUS DNA PCR, QUALITATIVE, CSF

Specimen Required
Send 1.0 mL CSF (0.3 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Bone marrow: EDTA or ACD A
Fluid: Broncheoalveolar lavage, eye

Rejection Criteria
Heparinized whole blood

Methodology
Polymerase Chain Reaction

Stability
Whole blood: Room Temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 8 days; Frozen: Unacceptable
CSF, tissue, fluids: Room Temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 8 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
Not detected

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-5 days
Test CodeEBVQL
CPT-4 Code (s)
87798
LOINC Codes
5002-1

Warde
Medical
Laboratory