Real-Time PCR (RT-PCR)
Epstein Barr Virus
RCHSD MDL (PCR)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (10 AM Cutoff)
Within 72 hours of receipt
1 mL Blood
Do not collected in EDTA microtainer.
Room Temp: 24 Hours; Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: 30 Days
Microtainer; Heparinized or ACD plasma
0.5 mL Plasma
0.3 mL Plasma
Separate plasma from cells within 2 hours of collection and transfer plasma to a screw-cap tube. DO NOT USE SNAP-CAP TUBES. Place plasma in a small clear bag and place in -80 freezer MDL (PCR) bin ASAP.