Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Test Name : EBV DNA and BamHI PCR, Plasma Order Code : EBVQPB
Note: For Nasopharygeal Carcinoma Patients Only
Synonyms: EBV Viral Load; EBV PCR Quantitative; R/O Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma; R/O NPC
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)
Components: EBV DNA Quantitative PCR, Plasma (EBVQP) + EBV BamHI Quantitative PCR, Plasma (EBVBAM)
Standard Run Times: Once a week
Turnaround Time: 3-10 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: 87798, 87799
Causes For Rejection: Samples containing heparin; delay in transit; containers other than a dedicated lavender-top tube (EDTA); insufficient sample
Department: Virology