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

Abbrev Code:EBVPCR   
Order Code:LAB6524Order Name:EBV DNA by PCR Quantitative Whole Blood
Synonyms:EBV PCR; EBV Quantitation Viral Load Testing
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction
CPT Codes: 87799 x1
Turnaround Time:Testing is performed 2-3 times per week; results are reported within 4 days.
Special Instructions:For qualitative EBV testing on CSF, serum, or plasma specimens, please order LAB3977 EBVDNA.
For quantitative plasma testing, please order LAB4909 Laboratory Miscellaneous Order to ARUP's test ID 3006079 (Epstein-Barr Virus by Quantitative NAAT, Plasma).

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

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA)
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   (UMMC East Bank)


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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