Do not use for diagnosis of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infectious mononucleosis. Order to detect EBV in individuals suspected of having EBV-related disease.
Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Lavender (K2EDTA), Pink (K2EDTA), or Serum Separator Tube (SST). Also acceptable: Bone marrow aspirate in Lavender (K2EDTA) or Pink (K2EDTA), OR CSF or tissue.
Transfer 1 mL whole blood, bone marrow or CSF to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Serum or Plasma: Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum, plasma to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Tissue: Transfer to sterile container and freeze immediately.
Whole Blood or Bone Marrow: Refrigerated.
All others: Frozen.
Heparinized specimens, tissues in optimal cutting temperature compound.
Specimen source required.
Whole Blood or Bone Marrow: Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 week
Fresh Tissue: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 year
All others: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 year
This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. This test was performed in a CLIA certified laboratory and is intended for clinical purposes.
Analyte Specific Reagent (ASR)
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0050117||Epstein Barr Virus Source||31208-2|
|0050246||Epstein Barr Virus by PCR||5005-4|
- EBV PCR
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