EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS PCR, QUANTITATIVE

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a lavender EDTA tube. Send 1.0 mL whole blood (0.3 mL minimum) refrigerated.

Alternate Specimen
CSF
Plasma: EDTA or ACD B - Remove from cells within 2 hours after collection
Serum: SST
Bone marrow: EDTA or ACD B
Whole blood: ACD B
Fluid: Bronchoalveolar lavage, eye

Rejection Criteria
Heparinized samples, frozen whole blood

Methodology
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction

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
<200 copies/mL

Performed
Sunday-Saturday

Turnaround Time3-6 days
Test CodeEBVQ
CPT-4 Code (s)
87799
LOINC Codes
32585-2

Warde
Medical
Laboratory