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Test Code EBVQ EBV, Quantitative PCR, Blood

Specimen Type

Blood (Whole Blood EDTA)

Container

EDTA Lavender top tube

Preferred Volume

2-3 mL

Offsite Collection Instructions

See UCMC Collection Instructions

UCMC Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Venipuncture
Specimen Transport: Immediate, no refrigeration
 

See Microbiology Specimen Collection:

  • See category “Blood”, Table 1 BACTERIOLOGY, CHLAMYDIA, MYCOLOGY, MYCOBACTERIOLOGY (AFB), VIROLOGY

Availability

Tuesday through Saturday

Turnaround Time

Within 72 hours of specimen receipt in the Clinical Microbiology lab.

Test performed on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

 

STAT Availability

Not Available

Test Methodology

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by the University of Chicago Medical Center Clinical Microbiology Lab. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA does not require this test to go through premarket FDA review. This laboratory is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) as qualified to perform high complexity laboratory testing. This test is used for clinical purposes. It should not be regarded as investigational or research.

CPT Code

87799

Test Limitations

Detection limit: 1,000 IU/mL
Quantitation Reportable Range 1,000 – 1,000,000 IU/mL; 3.0-6.0 log IU/mL

Reference Range

No EBV DNA detected

Fee Code

58088

Minimum Volume

1 mL

Synonyms

EB Virus
EBV
EBV DNA
EBV PCR
EBV quant

Epstein-Barr virus