Veripath Test Directory

Epic Test Name EBV Quantitative PCR Plasma
Components EDTA Plasma
Synonyms EBV Plasma Viral Load
Description Real-Time PCR quantitation of Epstein Barr virus in plasma
Specimen Requirements 
Container EDTA tube
Specimen Type Plasma
Preferred Collection Volume 1.0 mL plasma
Minimum Collection Volume 0.5 mL plasma
Collection Instructions Spin down whole blood to remove plasma within 8 hours
Specimen Handling Unrefrigerated plasma should be received < 12 hours after separation. Refrigerated (2 to 8°C) plasma must be received < 1 week after plasma separation. Transport refrigerated
Rejection Criteria Heparin tube; clotted marrow or blood; CSF volume <100 uL; FFPE specimens; bone cores.
Methodology Real-time PCR
Reference Range 50 to 1,000,000 IU/mL
CPT Code(s) 87799
Department Molecular Diagnostics
Contact Information 214-648-0960
Turn Around Time1-3 working days
Performed Monday,Wednesday, Friday
Performed by Molecular Diagnostics Lab
Notes Blood will no longer be orderable for EBV testing; only EDTA plasma (not serum) can be ordered.
Updated/Reviewed 4/25/17