Epstein-Barr Virus Qualitative by PCR

Sunquest Code:EBVDNA  
Epic Code:LAB3977Epic Name:Epstein-Barr Virus Qualitative by PCR
Methodology:Qualitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
Test Includes:Qualitative results only.
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-4 days.
Special Instructions:Specimen source is required.

Analyte Specific Reagent. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, the FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood, bone marrow, CSF or tissue
Optimal Volume:2 mL blood or 1 mL bone marrow (EDTA only) or CSF
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL blood or 0.5 mL bone marrow (EDTA only) or CSF
Container:Purple (EDTA) (Sterile tube, Container, Tissue, sterile, Red (no gel))
Collection Instructions:Also acceptable: fresh tissue frozen immediately or formalin-fixed and paraffin embedded tissue.
Causes for Rejection:Heparinized specimens; tissues in formalin (not paraffin embedded) or other preservatives.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Blood: Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum plasma or serum. Do not process CSF, bone marrow or tissue. Store plasma, serum CSF and fresh tissue frozen. Store bone marrow refrigerated and paraffin-embedded tissue at room temperature.
Shipping Instructions:Ship plasma, serum, CSF and fresh tissue on dry ice. Ship bone marrow refrigerated and paraffin-embedded tissue at room temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:50246

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