Ordering Recommendation

Do not use for diagnosis of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infectious mononucleosis. Order to detect EBV in individuals suspected of having EBV-related disease.

Mnemonic
EBVPCR
Methodology

Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction

Performed

Sun-Sat

Reported

2-6 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Lavender (K2EDTA), Pink (K2EDTA), or Serum Separator Tube (SST). Also acceptable: Bone marrow aspirate in Lavender (K2EDTA) or Pink (K2EDTA), OR CSF or tissue.

Specimen Preparation

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.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Whole Blood or Bone Marrow: Refrigerated.
All others: Frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions

Heparinized specimens.

Remarks

Specimen source required.

Stability

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

Reference Interval
Interpretive Data



Compliance Statement A: For laboratory developed tests using a manufacturer labeled ASR as the reagent providing the specificity of the assay. Analyte Specific Reagent. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, the FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

87798

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050117 Epstein Barr Virus Source 31208-2
0050246 Epstein Barr Virus by PCR 5005-4
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Aliases
  • EBV
  • EBV PCR
  • EBV qualitative
  • herpes
  • HHV-4
  • Human herpesvirus 4
Epstein-Barr Virus by Qualitative PCR