Epstein-Barr Virus, PCR, Serum, Plasma or CSF

Sunquest Code:EBVSPC  
Epic Code:LAB6471Epic Name:EBV PCR Serum/Plasma/CSF
Synonyms:Epstein Barr Virus, PCR, Serum, Plasma or CSF; EBV PCR, Quantitative
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-4 days.
Special Instructions:Specimen source is required.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood or CSF
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.2 mL
Container:Purple (EDTA) (Sterile tube, Red (no gel), Red or gold (gel))
Causes for Rejection:Heparinized specimens

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.5 mL minimum plasma or serum. Do not centrifuge CSF. Aliquot 1 mL; 0.5 mL minimum CSF into a sterile container. Store frozen.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Stability:Stability: Room temperature - 24 hours, refrigerated - 5 days; frozen - 1 year.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:51352


Reference Range:Not detected. The quantitative range of this assay is 2.6-7.6 log copies/mL (390-39,000,000 copies/mL)
Use:Quantify Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) viral load as an aid in monitoring EBV-related disease.

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