Epstein-Barr Virus by PCR EBVPC

Method(s) Qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction
Specimen Required
Collect

3 mL lavender (EDTA) top tube. Also acceptable: pink (K2EDTA) or gold (SST) top tubes, or Bone marrow aspirate in lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA) top tubes, or CSF or tissue.

Transport

Separate serum or plasma from cells. Transfer 1 mL serum, plasma, bone marrow or CSF to a sterile container. (Min: 0.5 mL). OR Tissue: Transfer to sterile container and freeze immediately. Also acceptable: Formalin fixed and paraffin embedded tissue.

Remarks

Paraffin-Embedded Tissue: Room temperature; Bone marrow: Refrigerated; All others: Frozen

Stability

FRESH TISSUE: Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: Unacceptable; Frozen: 1 year; PARAFFIN EMBEDDED TISSUE: Ambient: Indefinitely; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: Unacceptable; BONE MARROW: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: Unacceptable; ALL OTHERS: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 year

Unacceptable Conditions

Nonsterile or leaking containers. Heparinized samples. Tissues in formalin or other preservatives. Samples in Microtest M4.

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5011158
CPTCode 87798
Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

See Laboratory Report

No Appointment Necessary
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