EBV QUANTIFICATION (EBQ)
: Molecular Infectious Disease
: Epstein Barr Virus, EBQ, EBV DNA quant
: PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction)
: Test range: 200 - 5,000,000 copies/mL
: Lavender top tube (EDTA) - 4.0 mL
: Whole blood
: Need Medical Director approval
: 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
: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
: Once on Monday, Wednesday and Friday (batched)
: EBV has been implicated as a cause of lymphoproliferative diseases in immunocompromised patients, including post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLDs). PTLDs cause a high rate of mortality in transplant recipients. Quantitation of the systemic EBV load may provide a highly sensitive and specific method to predict the development and monitoring of EBV disease.
: Other sources or 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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