Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)

Test ID: 

705748

CPT code:

88365

Synonyms:

EBV in situ Hybridization

Clinical Use:

Detect EBV DNA sequences in tissue sections; adjunct to histopathology

Specimen Type:

Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue biopsy. Tissue biopsies should be fixed in 10% neutral-buffered formalin and embedded in paraffin within 72 hours. Do not submit frozen tissue or substitute other fixatives. For tissues submitted in formalin, please provide the appropriate gross/microscopic description indicating the number, type, and sites of the tissue submitted.

Container Type: 

Submit paraffin block in crushproof container. Submit fresh tissue in a sterile container in 10% neutral-buffered formalin.

Collection:

Tissue biopsies should be fixed in 10% neutral buffered formalin and embedded in paraffin within 72 hours. Do not submit frozen tissue or substitute other fixatives. For tissues submitted in formalin, please provide appropriate gross/microscopic description indicating the number, type, and site of the tissue(s) submitted.

Storage Instructions:

Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Rejection Criteria

Insufficient tissue; improper fixation; inappropriate fixative

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