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Test Name  Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) Qual. PCR
CPT Code  87798
Last Modified  4/10/2018 10:58:00 AM
Test Name  EBV PCR Ql.
Synonyms  EBV DNA PCR, real time pcr, Real-Time PCR, qualitative
Patient Preparation  
Spec. Requirements  Whole Blood or Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF)
Tube  Lavender (EDTA), Yellow (ACD) or Sterile container
Collection Volume  2.0 mL Lav, 8.5 mL Yellow
Storage  Ambient or Refrigerate 7 days, Do Not Freeze Whole blood, Freeze CSF 90 days
Routine TAT  2 - 3 DAYS
Days Test Performed  SUNDAY - FRIDAY
Performed by BHS  None
See Availability  
Reference Lab  LabCorp of America
Reference Lab Code  138289 Ebstein-Barr Virus PCR
Clinical Use  This test is intended to be used as an aid in the diagnosis of infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).
Reference Range  
Critical Value  
Testing Sample Type  Whole blood or Cerebrospinal Fluid
Min Lab Testing Volume  0.5 mL
Special Handling  
Lab Notes  
Methodology  RT-PCR - Real-Time PCR
Limitations  Causes fro Rejection: Quantity not sufficient for analysis; gross specimen contamination; specimen too old; leaking or broken tube

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