Test Details

Mnemonic

EPBAV

Ordering Code

3400475

CPT-4 Code(s)

87799

Specimen Information

Collect

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)

Specimen Preparation

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

Alternate Specimen

Fluid: Bronchoalveolar lavage

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Heparinized samples, avoid repeated freezing and thawing

Stability

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

Methodology

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
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Reference Range

Result Name Reference Range
EBV DNA, QN PCR Not detected copies/mL
EBV DNA, QN PCR Not detected Log copies/mL
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Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
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