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Epstein Barr virus by PCR

Lab Section: 

Virology

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB2940

 

Methodology: 

Real-Time PCR

Schedule: 

Daily; Monday-Friday

Reported: 

1-3 days

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 1.0 mL body fluid in sterile container.
Sterile Container also acceptable.
Tissue in viral transport medium.
Transport: Transport promptly to Virology.

 

Notes: 

Test used for material types other than blood and CSF.

EBV persists for life in B lymphocytes and can be detected by PCR in the absence of clinical disease.

Reference Interval: 

Not Detected

CPT Code(s): 

87799

Last Changed: 

8/22/2017 11:47:26 AM

Last Reviewed: 

8/22/2017 11:47:26 AM