Epstein Barr Virus DNA, Qualitative

Last Modified: 6/20/2019 5:48:21 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes: If multiple Fluid or CSF test are being requested please specify order of importance
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements:

1.0 mL Whole Blood in a Lavender Top Tube - EDTA

Collection Instructions:  
Minimum Volume: 0.3 mL Whole Blood
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 8 days Refrigerated
Rejection Criteria: Hemolyzed • Frozen • Blood collected in tubes with heparin anticoagulant is not acceptable for this test.
Reference Range: Not detected
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR)
Clinical Significance: Infection with EBV is common and is generally subclinical or presents as a self-limited illness. Reactivation of latent EBV in an immunocompormised person can lead to more serious results, including lymphoproliferative disorders or neurological disease. PCR methods may be useful in identifying EBV in a variety of clinical specimens.
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 3 to 6 days
Days Performed: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Chantilly
PHL Test Code: EBVPC
EPIC Test Code: LAB2722
Send Out Test Code: 34179
Alternate Test Names: EBV DNA, Qual PCR; Epstein Barr Virus DNA, Qualitative, Real-Time PCR; Epstein-Barr Virus DNA, Qualitative
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 87798

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