Epstein-Barr Virus Quantitative Real Time PCR, Whole Blood Only


Sunquest Code:EBVQNT  
Epic Code:LAB6524Epic Name:EBV DNA by PCR Quantitative Whole Blood
Synonyms:EBV PCR, Quantitative; EBV Quantitation Viral Load Testing; Epstein Barr Virus Quantitative
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction
CPT Code:87799
Turnaround Time:Testing is performed 2-3 times per week; results are reported within 4 days.
Special Instructions:For serum, plasma or CSF see Epstein-Barr Virus, PCR, Serum Plasma or CSF (EBVSPC)
Compliance:

Analyte Specific Reagents are used in many laboratory tests necessary for standard medical care and generally do not require U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by Fairview Laboratory Services. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test is used for clinical purposes. It should not be regarded as investigational or for research.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Causes for Rejection:Heparinized samples.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Store at room temperature up to 24 hours or refrigerated up to 72 hours.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Infectious Diseases Diagnostic Laboratory-Virology  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:EBV DNA not detected. Reportable range: 500-22,500,000 copies/mL.
Use:Used to monitor the quantity of EBV in whole blood of patients presumed to be at risk for EBV disease.


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