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Lab Test Dictionary

EBV PCR Qualitative with Reflex to Quantitative (Plasma)

Methodology

Real-Time PCR (RT-PCR)


Synonyms

Epstein Barr Virus

Specimen Type

Plasma

Performing Lab

RCHSD MDL (PCR)


Epic ID

LAB001365

Lab Test Days

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (10 AM Cutoff)

Standard TAT

72 Hours


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1 mL Blood

Container Type

Lavender (EDTA)

Collection Instructions

Do not collected in EDTA microtainer.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 24 Hours; Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: 30 Days

Rejection Criteria

Microtainer; Heparinized or ACD plasma; Serum; Unlabeled or incompletely labeled specimens; Specimens with signs of leakage during transport

Test Volume Required

0.5 mL Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.3 mL Plasma

Processing Instructions

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.


Comments

If EBV PCR, Qualitative is positive, then EBV DNA, Quantitative PCR will be reflexed and reported the same day.


CPT Codes

87798; 87799


Revised

1/4/24

Initials

SA