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Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), Qualitative, PCR

Test ID: 


CPT code:



EBV, Real-time PCR

Clinical Use:

This test is intended to be used as an aid in the diagnosis of infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV).

Specimen Type:

Whole blood or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)

Requested Volume: 

1 mL

Minimum Volume: 

0.2 mL

Container Type: 

Lavender-top (EDTA) tube, yellow-top (ACD) tube, or sterile container (CSF)


If a red-top tube is used, transfer separated serum to a plastic transport tube.

Storage Instructions:

Whole blood is stable at room temperature or refrigerated for seven days; do not freeze. CSF is stable at room temperature or refrigerated for seven days or frozen for 90 days.

Rejection Criteria

Quantity not sufficient for analysis; gross specimen contamination; specimen too old; leaking or broken tube

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