Ordering Recommendation

Use to detect Epstein-Barr virus in paraffin. Includes interpretation.

Mnemonic
EBVP ISH
Methodology

In situ hybridization (ISH)

Performed

Mon-Fri

Reported

2-5 days

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

Tissue.

Specimen Preparation

Formalin fix (10% neutral buffered formalin) and paraffin-embed tissue. Transport tissue block or 5 unstained 5 micron slides. (Min: 4 slides) Protect paraffin block and/or slides from excessive heat.

Storage/Transport Temperature

Room temperature. Also acceptable: Refrigerated. Ship in cooled container during summer months.

Unacceptable Conditions

Specimens fixed or processed in alternative fixatives (alcohol, Prefer®) or heavy metal fixatives (B-4 or B-5).

Remarks

Include surgical pathology report.

Stability

Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: Indefinitely; Frozen: Unacceptable

Reference Interval

Negative

Interpretive Data

Refer to report

Compliance Category
Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

88365

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3003235 H and E Slide Description
3003236 Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) ISH Result
3003237 EBV ISH Comment
3003240 ISH Reference Number
3003241 ISH Tissue Source
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Aliases
  • EBER ISH
  • EBV by ISH
  • EBV ISH
Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) by in situ Hybridization on Paraffin