Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) Quantitative PCR
Label Mnemonic: EBVQNT
Epic Lab Code: LAB7789
Downtime Form: A-1a Doctor-Provider Orders - Pathology Microbiology
Microbiology/Molecular Infectious Disease
BT 6004
Collection Medium:
Pink top tube 6 mL (K2-EDTA)
6 mL whole blood or 3 mL plasma. Testing requires a dedicated collection tube. Sample tube must remain sterile. EBV molecular testing cannot be added onto a previously opened Vacutainer® tube.
Delivery Instructions:
Submit specimen to laboratory as soon as possible after collection.
Turn Around Time:
Batched test performed on Tuesday and Friday
Reference Range:
Interpretive Data:
Analytical range in log10 values:
  2.7 - 8.48 IU/mL (500-300,000,000 IU/mL non-log transformed values)

Positive results less than 500 IU/mL will be reported as "POS <2.7 LOG IU" ("POS <500 IU/mL") and negative results will be reported as "Not detected" (NOT DET).

The assay is calibrated to the WHO international standard.
This test is only used as an aid in monitoring EBV-related disease.

It is not appropriate for the diagnosis of mononucleosis; order serological testing Epstein-Barr Viral Ab Panel (LAB4584) instead.

Specimens stored at 4°C will be accepted up to 72 hours after collection. If > 72 hours, centrifuge and freeze the plasma.

The performance characteristics of this test were determined by the University of Iowa Microbiology and Molecular Pathology Laboratory. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary. This test is for clinical purposes. It should not be regarded as investigational or for research. The laboratory is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) as qualified to perform high complexity clinical laboratory testing.
PCR amplification
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