Test Overview
Test Methodology

PCR

Test Usage

Rapid qualitative detection of Epstein-Barr virus DNA.

Reference Range *

Negative

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Limitations

The diagnosis of EBV infection should not rely soley upon the result of the PCR assay; a positive result should be considered in conjunction with clinical presentation.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

2 - 5 days

Soft Order Code
MMLR
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo LEBV (81239)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection

Place CSF or other body fluid in sterile tube or container. Refrigerate. The following specimen types are acceptable: body fluid, ocular (eye) fluid, spinal fluid (CSF), bronchial washing, bronchoalveolar lavage, nasopharyngeal aspirate or washing, sputum, tracheal aspirate, amniotic fluid, tissue, or bone marrow in lavender top (EDTA) tube.

Normal Volume
0.5 mL CSF
Minimum Volume
0.3 mL CSF
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

Billing
CPT Code
87798
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