This test is intended to be used for the quantitative detection of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA and as an aid in the diagnosis and management of EBV infections.
Collect specimen in lavender-top (EDTA) tube
Frozen (preferred) - 90 days
Freeze/thaw cycles - stable x 3
Refrigerated - 7 days
Ambient - NO
Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)