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Test Code EBVX EBV, Qualitative PCR, CSF

Specimen Type

Spinal fluid

Container/Tube

Sterile sealable screw-cap
container

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

1-2 mL

UCMC Collection Instructions


Specimen Transport: Immediate, no refrigeration
 

See Microbiology
Specimen Collection
:

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

Test Limitations

Detection limit: 1,000 IU/mL
 

Fee Code

58087

Synonyms

EB Virus
EBV
EBV
DNA
EBV
PCR
EBV qual

Epstein-Barr virus

EBV CSF

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

Tuesday through Saturday

STAT DAY(S) AND TIME(S) PERFORMED

Not Available

CPT

87798

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