Rapid qualitative detection of Epstein-Barr virus DNA.
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.
2 - 5 days
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.
Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.