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Test Code EBVQ EBV, Quantitative PCR, Blood

Specimen Type

Blood (Whole Blood EDTA)

Container/Tube

EDTA
Lavender top tube

Offsite Collection Instructions

See UCMC Collection Instructions

Turnaround Time

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

Test performed on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

 

Preferred Volume

2-3 mL

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

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

Fee Code

58088

Synonyms

EB Virus
EBV
EBV
DNA
EBV
PCR
EBV quant

Epstein-Barr virus

Specimen Minimum Volume

1 mL

DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

Tuesday through Saturday

STAT DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

Not Available

CPT

87799

Method Name

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.

Reference Values

No EBV
DNA
detected