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.
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
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
- EBV qualitative
- Human herpesvirus 4