Epstein-Barr Virus, Qualitative PCR
- Epstein-Barr Virus, Qualitative PCR
- Start Date
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- EBV by PCR
- CPT Codes
- Reference Test
- ATLAS Test Code
- Transport Info
Centrifuge and immediately transfer serum to separate plastic tube
- Fasting Required?
- Patient Instructions
- Reference Range
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
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.