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Lab Test Dictionary

Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), Molecular Detection, PCR (EBVPV)


Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization


Infectious Mononucleosis; LightCycler EBV

Specimen Type

See Collection Instructions

Performing Lab

Mayo Medical Lab

Epic ID

Other Reference Test

Lab Test Days


Standard TAT

1-4 Days

Collection Information

Container Type

See Below

Collection Instructions

Fluid (CSF, Body (Peritoneal/Ascites, Pericardial, Pleural/Thoracentesis; Ocular): 0.3-0.5mL collected in a sterile container. Respiratory (Bronchial washing, Bronchoalveolar lavage, Nasopharyngeal aspirate/washing, Sputum, Tracheal aspirate): 1-1.5 mL collected in a sterile container. Swab (Eye and Upper Respiratory-Nasal/Throat): Culturette (BBL Culture Swab). Bone marrow: 0.5 mL collected in an EDTA (lavender-top) tube. Fresh Tissue (Brain, Colon, Kidney, Liver, Lung, Cornea, etc.): in a sterile container with 1-2 mL of sterile saline or multi-microbe medium (M5).

Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature


Specimen Stability

Room Temp: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 7 Days (Preferred); Frozen: 7 Days

Rejection Criteria

Calcium alginate-tipped swab; Wood swab; Transport swab containing gel; Formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded tissues; Heat-inactivated specimens

Processing Instructions

Indicate source in comments and on specimen. Order in Mayolink and send with Mayo courier Monday-Friday.

CPT Codes