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EBV DNA Quantitative

Test Information

Test Name: EBV DNA Quantitative

Performing Lab: Molecular Diagnostic

Synonyms: EBV DNA by PCR
EBV Viral Load by PCR

Order Includes: EBV Quant PCR

Turnaround Time: 4 days

Additional Interpretation: Quantitative determination of EBV DNA in plasma is used to assist in diagnosis and monitoring of patients with post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD). EBV viral load is often elevated days to months after prior onset of PTLD and levels quickly fall once effective therapy is initiated.

Methodology: This assay is based on the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using DNA extracted from Plasma specimens. The presence of EBV DNA is determined during amplification by real-time detection of hydrolysis of fluorescent probe specific for EBV conserved regions.

CPT Code: 87799



Result Information

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Specimen & Collection Information

Specimen Name: Plasma (whole blood collected in Lavender top EDTA tube)

Container Type: Lavender Top (EDTA)

Special Handling: Freeze Plasma

Specimen Volume: Lavender Top: 2.0 mL

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Specimen Transportation & Storage Information

Storage and Transport:Deliver whole blood to the laboratory immediately after collection. Remote Locations : Separate plasma from cells immediately upon collection. Freeze plasma at -20°C for storage.