Veripath Test Directory

Epic Test Name EBV Quantitative PCR CSF
Components CSF
Synonyms EBV CSF Viral Load
Description Real-Time PCR quantitation of Epstein Barr virus in CSF
Specimen Requirements 
Container CSF collection tube
Specimen Type CSF
Preferred Collection Volume 1.0 mL CSF
Minimum Collection Volume 0.5 mL CSF
Collection Instructions Unrefrigerated CSF should be received <12 hours after collection. Refrigerated (2 to 8°C) CSF must be received <1 week after collection. Do not freeze specimens. Transport refrigerated
Specimen Handling
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 Ph: 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 plasma (not serum) can be ordered.
Updated/Reviewed 4/25/17