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)
CPT Code:87798
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.
Compliance:

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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