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Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), Qualitative, PCR

CPT: 87798
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  • EBV, Real-time PCR

Expected Turnaround Time

3 - 4 days

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Specimen Requirements


Whole blood or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)


1 mL

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL


Lavender-top (EDTA) tube, yellow-top (ACD) tube, or sterile container (CSF)

Storage Instructions

Whole blood is stable at room temperature or refrigerated for seven days; do not freeze. CSF is stable at room temperature or refrigerated for seven days or frozen for 90 days.

Causes for Rejection

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

Test Details


This test is intended to be used as an aid in the diagnosis of infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).


Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
138289 Epstein-Barr Virus PCR 5005-4 138290 Epstein-Barr Virus Real Time 5005-4

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