EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS DNA, QUANTITATIVE REAL-TIME PCR, CSF

Specimen Required
Send 1.0 mL CSF (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated.

Alternate Specimen
CSF
Serum: SST or red-top
Bone marrow: EDTA or ACD A
Whole blood: EDTA, ACD A
Fluid: Bronchoalveolar lavage, eye

Rejection Criteria
Heparinized samples, avoid repeated freezing and thawing

Methodology
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Stability
Whole blood or Bone marrow: Room Temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 8 days; Frozen: Unacceptable
Plasma, serum, CSF, tissue, fluids: Room Temperature: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 8 days; Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range
EBV: <200 copies/mL
<2.30 Log copies/mL

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-6 days
Test CodeEPBAV
CPT-4 Code (s)
87799
LOINC Codes
Source:   31208-2  
BV DNA, QN PCR:   32585-2  
Log EBV DNA, QN PCR:   53774-6  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory