Test Overview
Test Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Test Usage

A prospective and diagnostic marker for the development of posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD), especially in Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-seronegative organ transplant recipients who receive anti-lymphocyte globulin for induction immunosuppression and OKT-3 treatment for early rejection.

Reference Range *

None detected.

Test Limitations

A single assay result should not be used as the only criteria to form a clinical conclusion. Results should be correlated with serologic test results, patient symptoms and clinical presentation.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Monday - Saturday
Analytic Time

1 - 3 days

Soft Order Code
MQEBV
MiChart Code
Epstein-Barr Virus DNA, Quant, Whole Blood (Sendout)
Synonyms
  • EBV Viral Load, Blood
  • MQEBV
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo QEBV (82987)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a lavender top (EDTA) tube. Refrigerate and send intact whole blood specimen; do not freeze.

Lavender Top Tube
Normal Volume
5 mL EDTA whole blood
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL EDTA whole blood
Additional Information

Reportable range is 2,000 to 200,000,000 copies/mL. Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories.

Billing
CPT Code
87799
Fee Code
20159
NY State Approved
No