Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : EBV Quantitative PCR, Plasma Order Code : EBVQP
Synonyms: EBV Viral Load; EBV PCR Quantitative
Specimen Type: Plasma
Container Type: Dedicated Lavender-top tube (EDTA)
Required Volume: 6 mL Whole Blood; 3 mL Plasma
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 3 mL whole blood; 1.5 mL plasma
Methodology: Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Standard Run Times: Twice a week
Turnaround Time: 5 days
Special Handling: Transport whole blood refrigerated. Centrifuge whole blood within 6 hours of collection and transfer plasma to a separate tube. Transport refrigerated. If transport is greater than 2 days, transport plasma frozen.
CPT Codes: 87799
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB654
SHC EPIC Code: LABEBVQP
Causes For Rejection: Samples containing heparin; delay in transit; containers other than a dedicated lavender-top tube (EDTA); insufficient sample
Department: Virology