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EBV PCR, Qualitative

Molecular Diagnostics - : DNA

Test ID :
EBVPC
Test Workstation :
DNA2
Specimen Type:

2 mL blood collected in one EDTA (purple top) tube.
2.0 mL bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) or bronchial wash collected in sterile container.
0.5 mL cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collected in sterile container.

Minimum Volume:

Plasma minimum volume is 0.5 mL.
CSF minimum volume is 0.2 mL.
BAL and bronchial wash minimum volume is 1.2 mL.

Cause for Rejection:
Quantity not sufficient, specimen clotted, improper anticoagulant, improper specimen type, improper storage/transport, mislabeled, or unlabeled.
Storage:
Refrigerated
Availability:
Mon-Fri (7:30-16:00)
Methodology:
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction
Special Instructions:
Upon arrival in laboratory, promptly centrifuge blood specimen tube and send 1.0 mL of the plasma to the Molecular laboratory. Refrigerate.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8722
TAT:
1-3 days
CPT Code:
87798
Synonyms:
Epstein Barr Virus DNA; EBV DNA

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