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

Abbrev Code:EBVSPC   
Order Code:LAB6471Order Name:EBV PCR Serum/Plasma/CSF
Synonyms:Epstein Barr Virus, PCR, Serum, Plasma or CSF; EBV PCR, Quantitative
Methodology:Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
CPT Codes: 87799 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 2-5 days.
Special Instructions:Specimen source is required.

This test uses a manufacturer labeled Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR) as the reagent providing the specificity of the assay. The test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US 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)
Alternate Containers: 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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