EBV DETECTION BY AMPLIFIED PROBE (EBD)
: Molecular Infectious Disease
: Epstein Barr Virus, EBD
: PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)
: Not detected
: CSF container - 1.0 mL, lavender top (EDTA) - 4.0 mL
: CSF or whole blood
: Need Medical Director approval
: CSF container - 1.0 mL, lavender top (EDTA) - 1.0 mL
: 1.0 mL
: 0.5 mL
: Room Temperature: same day, refrigerated: overnight, frozen: longer than overnight
: Room temperature: same day, refrigerated: overnight, frozen: longer than overnight
Reasons for Rejection
: Alternative specimen sent without Medical Director approval
: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
: Once per day on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (batched)
: EBV is an important pathogen causing central nervous system infections. Prompt recognition of the presence of EBV is critical to the patient care and differential diagnosis. Cell cultures have not been reliable for recovering this virus from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Detection of EBV DNA in CSF is now the gold standard for the laboratory diagnosis of central nervous system diseases caused by this virus.
: Other sources / samples may be acceptable for this test; please check with the lab, 615-936-6435. Click here to print the Molecular Diagnostics requisition.
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