Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), Quantitative, PCR

CPT: 87799
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Test Details

Synonyms

  • EBV Viral Load
  • Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), Quantitative, DNA by Real-time PCR

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.

Methodology

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Plasma

Volume

2 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Container

Ship in a screw-cap polypropylene frozen transport tube.

Collection

Collect specimen in lavender-top (EDTA) tube. Centrifuge specimen within 24 hours of collection. Remove plasma, transfer plasma to a screw-cap polypropylene transport tube, and freeze. Ship frozen (preferred). To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.

Storage Instructions

Freeze

Stability Requirements

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

Unstable

Refrigerated

7 days

Frozen

90 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x3

Causes for Rejection

Quantity not sufficient for analysis; gross specimen contamination; specimen too old; leaking or broken tube

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
138230 Epstein-Barr DNA Quant, PCR 139628 Epstein-Barr DNA Quant, PCR copies/mL 47982-4
138230 Epstein-Barr DNA Quant, PCR 139629 log10 EBV DNA Qn PCR log10 copy/mL 53774-6

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