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

Abbrev Code:EBVQNB   
Order Code:LAB6923Order Name:Epstein Barr Virus Quant PCR, Non-Blood
Methodology:Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
CPT Codes: 87799 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 2-3 days
Special Instructions:Indicate specimen source on specimen container and Viracor-IBT request form.

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

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL); bone marrow and tissue
Container:See Collection Instructions
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.
Stability:Freeze tissue immediately. All other samples are stable at room temperature for 96 hours.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ViraCor)
Referral Lab number:4500


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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