Epstein-Barr Virus, DNA quant PCR

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Epstein-Barr Virus, DNA quant PCR-13523

Epstein-Barr Virus, DNA quant PCR
EBV viral load
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), quantitative, DNA by Real-time PCR

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.

EDTA plasma
2.0 mL
0.5 mL

Collect specimen in lavender-top (EDTA) tube

  1. Centrifuge specimen within 24 hours of collection
  2. Transfer serum to a Screw-cap polypropylene frozen transport vial/tube - 4mL (LabCorp)
  3. Freeze

Frozen (preferred) - 90 days

Freeze/thaw cycles - stable x 3

Refrigerated - 7 days

Ambient - NO

  • Quantity not sufficient for analysis
  • Gross specimen contamination
  • Specimen too old
  • Leaking or broken tube
  • PCR testing cannot be added on to a sample that has been opened and/or used for other testing. If the sample has already been used for testing, a new specimen will need to be collected.
LabCorp Burlington (138230): R-LC
5 days/wk
2 - 4 days

Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)



Result 47982-4