Test Details

Mnemonic

EBVQL

Ordering Code

3421440

CPT-4 Code(s)

87798

Specimen Information

Collect

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)

Specimen Preparation

Send 1.0 mL Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) refrigerated in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Whole blood: EDTA or ACD B
Fluid: Broncheoalveolar lavage, eye

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Hemolyzed whole blood, haparin whole blood

Stability

Bone marrow:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 8 days
Frozen: Unacceptable

CSF, tissue, fluids:
Room temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: 8 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology

Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
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Reference Range

Not detected
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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