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Test Code EBVX EBV, Qualitative PCR, CSF

Specimen Type

Spinal fluid

Container

Sterile sealable screw-cap container

Preferred Volume

1-2 mL

Offsite Collection Instructions

See UCMC Collection Instructions

UCMC Collection Instructions


Specimen Transport: Immediate, no refrigeration
 

See Microbiology Specimen Collection:

  • See category “CSF”, 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

87798

Test Limitations

Detection limit: 1,000 IU/mL
 

Reference Range

No EBV DNA detected

Fee Code

58087

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Synonyms

EB Virus
EBV
EBV DNA
EBV PCR
EBV qual

Epstein-Barr virus

EBV CSF