Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Test Name : Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) DNA, Qualitative PCR, Non-Plasma Order Code : EBVQL
Note: For tissues, the specimen source must be specified on the order requisition and the specimen container.
Specimen Type: CSF, Tissue, Bone Marrow
Container Type: CSF in sterile container; tissue in Viral Transport Media (VTM); bone marrow in Lavender-top tube (EDTA) or Yellow-top tube Acid Citrate Dextrose Solution A (ACD)
Required Volume: 3 mL CSF; 5 mm3 tissue; 6 mL bone marrow
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 0.75 mL CSF; 5 mm3 tissue; 4 mL bone marrow
Methodology: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Turnaround Time: 5 days
CPT Codes: 87798
Causes For Rejection: Plasma; bone marrow in heparin tube; transport time exceeding 72 hours
Department: Virology