Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), Quantitative, DNA PCR, Whole Blood

CPT: 87799
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Test Details

Use

This test is intended to be used for the quantitative detection of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA and as an aid in the diagnosis and management of EBV infections.

Limitations

Quantitative range is 100−1,000,000 copies/mL.

This test was developed, and its performance characteristics determined, by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary.

Methodology

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Whole blood

Volume

2 mL

Minimum Volume

0.6 mL

Container

Lavender-top (EDTA) or yellow-top (ACD) tube

Storage Instructions

Refrigerate.

Stability Requirements

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

14 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

Unstable

Freeze/thaw cycles

Unstable

Causes for Rejection

Frozen blood; heparin tube; improper labeling; gross specimen contamination; improper storage or transport; specimen too old; leaking or broken tube

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
139490 EBV PCR Quant (Whole Blood) 139491 EBV PCR Quant(Whole Blood) copies/mL 36923-1
139490 EBV PCR Quant (Whole Blood) 139492 log10 EBV DNA Qn PCR log10copy/mL 53774-6

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