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​Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Viral Load PCR 


Clinical Microbiology

​Ordering Recommendations

​Specimen Requirements​

  • ​Plasma
​Required Volume
  • Optimal Volume: 4 mL
  • Minimum Volume: 1 mL
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection)
  • Transport blood to lab immediately after collection
  • Blood stable at 4°C up to 24 hours before plasma must be separated
  • Plasma stable at 4°C up to 48 hours
  • Greater than 48 hours, store plasma at -20°C 
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

Testing Site​
  • ​Molecular Microbiology, RUH
Results Reporting​
​Clinical Interpretation
​Specimen Retention
​Alternate Test Names
  • EBV Quantitation

Test Ordering Requirements​

Forms Required
​Clearance Required
  • ​STAT requests outside of testing site hours of operation must be approved by the Microbiologist on-call at (306)655-1000


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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-925 v1

Last Modified: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 |
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