Epstein Barr Virus, (EBV), Quantitative by PCR, Non-Blood


Sunquest Code:EBVQNB  
Epic Code:LAB6923Epic Name:Epstein Barr Virus Quant PCR, Non-Blood
Methodology:Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
CPT Code:87799
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-2 days.
Special Instructions:Indicate specimen source on specimen container and Viracor-IBT request form.
Compliance:

This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:Bronch lavage (BAL); bone marrow and tissue
Collection Instructions:

 

BAL: 2 mL, 0.5 mL minimum in a sterile container.

 

Bone Marrow: 2 mL, 0.2 mL minimum in a purple (EDTA) container

 

Tissue: Place a minimum of 5 mg fresh tissue (approximately ½ of a pencil eraser size) in a sterile container. Do not add water, saline or other fluid media to container.

 

Causes for Rejection:Formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded tissue will not be accepted.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not process. Store frozen.
Shipping Instructions:Ship overnight on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ViraCor)
Referral Lab number:4500


Interpretive

Reference Range:

 

BAL: 25 IU/mL to 1.69 x 108 IU/mL

 

Bone Marrow: 213 IU/mL to 1.69 x 108 IU/mL

 

Tissue: 7 IU/mg to 1.69 x 107 IU/mg

 

Use:Quantitative EBV DNA PCR can be used to aid in the early diagnosis of post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder, track the course of the disease and monitor response to treatment.


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