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Test Code EBV-PCR* Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), Molecular Detection, PCR, Varies

Additional Codes

Mayo Test ID
LEBV

Reporting Name

Epstein-Barr Virus PCR

Useful For

Rapid qualitative detection of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA in specimens

 

Diagnosis of disease due to EBV

 

This test should not be used to screen asymptomatic patients.

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Varies


Necessary Information


Specimen source is required.



Specimen Required


Supplies: Sarstedt 5 mL Aliquot Tube (T914)

Specimen Type: Fluid

Sources: Spinal fluid, sterile body fluids (peritoneal fluid/ascites, pericardial fluid, pleural fluid/thoracentesis), amniotic, or ocular

Preferred: Sterile screw-cap 5-mL plastic vial

Acceptable: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Collection Instructions: Do not centrifuge.

 

Supplies: Sarstedt 5 mL Aliquot Tube (T914)

Specimen Type: Fluid

Sources: Respiratory; bronchial washing, bronchoalveolar lavage, nasopharyngeal aspirate or washing, sputum, or tracheal aspirate

Container/Tube:

Preferred: Sterile screw-cap 5-mL plastic vial

Acceptable: Sterile container

Specimen Volume: 1.5 mL

 

Supplies:

-Culturette (BBL Culture Swab) (T092)

-M4-RT (T605)

-Bartels FlexTrans VTM-3 mL (T892)

-Jiangsu VTM-3 mL (T891)

Specimen Type: Swab

Sources: Eye and upper respiratory (nasal, throat)

Container/Tube: Multimicrobe media (M4-RT) and Eswabs

Collection Instructions: Place swab back into multimicrobe media (M4-RT, M4 or M5)

 

Specimen Type: Bone marrow

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA) only

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL

Additional Information: Clotted specimens will be rejected.

 

Supplies:

-M4-RT (T605)

-Bartels FlexTrans VTM-3 mL (T892)

-Jiangsu VTM-3 mL (T891)

Specimen Type: Tissue

Sources: Brain, colon, kidney, liver, lung, cornea, etc.

Preferred: Multimicrobe medium (M4-RT)

Acceptable: Sterile container containing 1-2 mL of sterile saline or multimicrobe medium (M4-RT, M4 or M5)

Specimen Volume: Entire collection

Collection Instructions: Submit only fresh tissue


Specimen Minimum Volume

Body Fluid, Ocular Fluid, Spinal Fluid: 0.3 mL
Respiratory Specimens: 1 mL
Tissue: 2 × 2-mm biopsy

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Varies Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values

Negative

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Test Classification

This test was developed using an analyte specific reagent. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information

87798

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
LEBV Epstein-Barr Virus PCR 23858-4

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
SRC67 Specimen Source 31208-2
81239 Epstein-Barr Virus PCR 23858-4

Report Available

2 to 3 days

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a Microbiology Test Request (T244) with the specimen.