Epstein-Barr Virus by PCR EBVPC

Method(s) Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Specimen Required
Collect

3 mL lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), gold (SST) top tube, Whole Blood or Bone marrow aspirate in lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA), or CSF or tissue.

Transport

Specimen Preparation:

Whole Blood or Bone Marrow: Transfer 1 mL whole blood, bone marrow or CSF to sterile container (Min: 0.5 mL)

Serum or Plasma: Separate serum or plasma from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL).

Tissue: Transfer to sterile container and freeze immediately.

Whole Blood or Bone Marrow: Refrigerated

ALL OTHERS: Frozen

Remarks

Specimen source required

Stability

FRESH TISSUE: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 year; WHOLE BLOOD or BONE MARROW: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 week; ALL OTHERS: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 year

Unacceptable Conditions

Heparinized samples.

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5011158
CPTCode 87798
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

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No Appointment Necessary
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