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Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) PCR (Qualitative) - CSF specimen

  • LIS Mnemonic: EBVPCR

    Collect

    CSF

    Volume Required

    1 ml

    Minimum Required

    0.5 ml

    Transport

    Keep specimen at 4C

    Processing

    If an extended delay in transport of specimens is anticipated, rapidly freeze the specimens to at least -60°C and transport to the laboratory on dry ice. Please consult the laboratory if necessary.

Days Performed

Daily

Reported

Same day

Reflex Testing

N/A

CPT

87798

Methodology

Amplification and detection of EBV DNA of the nonglycosylated membrane protein BNRF1 p143 gene using TaqMan real-time PCR technology. This test is performed pursuant to an agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.

Interpretation

If positive, results are reported as Epstein-Barr virus DNA detected.

Reference Values

Negative or no Epstein-Barr virus DNA detected

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