Epstein-Barr Virus, Qualitative PCR

Code
000.0000
Name
Epstein-Barr Virus, Qualitative PCR
Category
None
Department
Send-Out
Start Date
Expiration Date
Synonyms
EBV by PCR
CPT Codes
87798
Site
SBMF
Reference Test
36030
ATLAS Test Code

Specimen Information

Type

Red, Plain

Volume

1.0 ml

Transport Info

Centrifuge and immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
Refrigerated

Fasting Required?
False
Patient Instructions

Reference Range

See Report

Methodology

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Clinical Significance

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a human herpesvirus included in the Gammaherpesvirinae subfamily. Infecting approximately 90% of the world’s population, this silent infection often goes undetected. Although most of primary EBV infections are asymptomatic, it causes acute symptomatology in neonates and immunocompromised adults. The virus is the causative agent of infectious mononucleosis and chronic infection of EBV is associated with the development of several lymphomas.

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