Epstein-Barr Virus by PCR
0050246
 
Ordering Recommendation
Do not use for diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis. Order to detect Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in individuals suspected of having EBV-related disease.
Mnemonic
EBVPCR
Methodology
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-4 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Lavender (EDTA), pink (K2EDTA), serum separator tube, OR Bone marrow aspirate in lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA), OR CSF or tissue.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum, plasma, bone marrow or CSF to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL). OR Tissue: Transfer to sterile container and freeze immediately. Also acceptable: Formalin fixed and paraffin embedded tissue.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Paraffin-Embedded Tissue: Room temperature. Bone marrow: Refrigerated. All others: Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Heparinized specimens. Tissues in formalin (not paraffin embedded) or other preservatives.  
Remarks
Specimen source required.  
Stability
Fresh Tissue: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 year.
Paraffin Embedded Tissue:
Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: Unacceptable.
Bone Marrow:
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: Unacceptable.
All others:
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 year.  
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data


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Note
CPT Code(s)
87798
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0050117Epstein Barr Virus Source
0050246Epstein Barr Virus by PCR
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Cross References
  • EBV
  • EBV PCR
  • EBV qualitative
  • herpes
  • HHV-4
  • Human herpesvirus 4