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LEBV-M
EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS (EBV), MOLECULAR DETECTION, PCR

Test Code LEBV-M 
Test EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS (EBV), MOLECULAR DETECTION, PCR 
Methodology Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)/DNA Probe Hybridization
(PCR is utilized pursuant to a license agreement with Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.) 
Description Useful for rapid qualitative detection of Epstein-Barr virus DNA in specimens for laboratory diagnosis of disease due to this virus 
Specimen SPECIMEN SOURCE IS REQUIRED

Specimen Type: Fluid
Sources: Spinal, body, amniotic, ocular
Container/Tube: Sterile container
Specimen Volume: 0.5 Ml
Collection Instructions: Do not centrifuge.

Specimen Type: Respiratory
Sources: Bronchial washing, bronchoalveolar lavage, nasopharyngeal aspirate or washing, sputum, or tracheal aspirate
Container/Tube: Sterile container
Specimen Volume: 1.5 Ml

Specimen Type: Miscellaneous
Sources: Eye, nasal, throat
Container/Tube: BBL CultureSwab (T092)
Specimen Volume: Swab
Collection Instructions: Place swab back into swab cylinder

Specimen Type: Bone marrow
Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA) only
Specimen Volume: 0.5 Ml

Specimen Type: Tissue
Sources: Brain, colon, kidney, liver, lung, etc.
Container/Tube: Sterile container with 1 to 2 Ml of sterile saline or multi-microbe medium (M5) (T484)
Specimen Volume: Entire collection
Collection Instructions: Submit only fresh tissue. 

Reference Values Negative 
Analytic Time Monday through Friday: 2 days Saturday and Sunday: 3 days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Saturday 
CPT Code(s) 87798