General Information

UPHSM LIS Test #: 025464
Testing Time: 2-4 Days
Testing Lab: Labcorp

Specimen Info
Only 1 specimen type required, unless otherwise specified

Volume: 1.0 mL
Temperature: Frozen
Tube Type: Plasma (EDTA)
Collection Info:
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)
Container: Plasma from a lavender-top tube. Ship in a screw-cap polypropylene frozen transport tube.
Collection: Collect specimen in lavender-top (EDTA) tube. Centrifuge specimen within 24 hours of collection. Remove plasma, transfer plasma to a screw-cap polypropylene transport tube, and freeze. Ship frozen (preferred). To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.

Specimen Acceptability

Cause for Rejection:
Quantity not sufficient for analysis; gross specimen contamination; specimen too old; leaking or broken tube


Real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

Clinical Utilities

This assay is intended to be used for the quantitative detection of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) DNA and as an aid in the diagnosis and management of EBV infections. This assay is traceable to the 1st WHO International Standard for Epstein Barr Virus for Nucleic Acid Amplification Techniques (NAT)-based assays.

CPT Codes


* The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding
is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Reference Range

See Report