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34179: Epstein Barr Virus DNA, Qualitative Real-Time PCR Print View
Source      
Epstein-Barr Virus DNA RT-PCR  Not detected   

PRIMARY
1 Whole Blood EDTA 1 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
ALTERNATE
  Bone Marrow   Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  CSF 1 (0.3) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Tissue   Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Plasma EDTA 1 (0.3) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)  
  Plasma PPT Tube 1 (0.3) mL   Frozen - 30 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)  
  Serum 1 (0.3) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
  Whole Blood ACD 1 (0.3) mL   Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)  
  Plasma ACD 1 (0.3) mL   Refrigerated - 8 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 48 Hour(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  

Infection with EBV is common and is generally subclinical or presents as a self-limited illness. Reactivation of laten EBV in an immunocompromised person can lead to more serious results, including lymphoproliferative disorders or neurological disease. PCR methods may be useful in identifying EBV in a variety of clinical specimens.

Blood collected in tubes with heparin anticoagulant are not
accepted for this test.
Plasma: Collect blood in sterile tubes containing EDTA or ACD as
anticoagulant or in Plasma Preparation Tubes (PPTs). Store
collected whole blood at room temperature and separate plasma
from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer plasma to
sterile, plastic, screw-capped tubes and store refrigerated or
frozen. If blood is collected in a PPT tube, centrifuge within 2
hours of collection and store refrigerated or frozen. It is not
necessary to transfer plasma from PPT tube to aliquot tubes.
Blood collected in tubes containing ACD anticoagulant will yield
results approximately 15% lower when compared to EDTA tubes due
to a dilution effect.
Whole blood: Collect whole blood in sterile tubes containing EDTA
or ACD as anticoagulant. Store at room temperature. Blood
collected in tubes containing ACD anticoagulant will yield
results approximately 15% lower when compared to EDTA tubes due
to a dilution effect. Do not freeze whole blood.
Serum: Collect blood in sterile tubes with no anticoagulants;
serum separator tubes (SSTs) are recommended. Allow blood to clot
at room temperature and separate serum from cells within 2 hours
of collection. Transfer serum to sterile, plastic screw-capped
aliquot tubes and store refrigerated or frozen.
CSF: Collect in a sterile container and store refrigerated or
frozen.
Avoid repeated freezing and thawing of specimens.
Setup Schedule
Sunday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
87798

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
ASSAY CATERGORY: ASR Class I






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