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Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

EPSTEIN-BARR (EBV) VIRUS DNA TEST

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
EBVDNA      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 87798.03         Geisinger Epic ID: 19932

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Preferred specimens: CSF, plasma, serum (no anticoagulant) or whole blood; bone marrow or fresh tissue also acceptable.
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
White-top K2 EDTA plasma preparation tube (PPT)
Specimen required:
1 mL CSF, plasma, serum or whole blood (preferred). 1 mL bone marrow or 3 mm3 tissue also acceptable.
Special notes:
Plasma: Collect blood in sterile tubes containing EDTA as anticoagulant or in Plasma Preparation Tubes (PPTs).
Whole blood: Collect whole blood in sterile tubes containing EDTA as anticoagulant.
Serum: Collect blood in sterile tubes with no anticoagulants; serum separator tubes (SSTs) are recommended.
CSF: Collect in a sterile, plastic, leakproof container.
Fresh tissue: Collect in a sterile, plastic, leakproof container.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Transfer plasma to sterile, plastic screw-capped tubes and store refrigerated or frozen. It is not necessary to transfer the plasma from a PPT tube to aliquot tubes. Serum: Allow blood to clot at room temperature and separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer serum to sterile, plastic, screw-capped, aliquot tubes and store refrigerated or frozen. 
Transport temperature:
Plasma: Store refrigerated or frozen. Whole blood: Do not freeze whole blood. Store collected whole blood at room temperature. Serum: Allow blood to clot at room temperature and separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection. Transfer serum to sterile, plastic, screw-capped, aliquot tubes and store refrigerated or frozen. CSF: Store refrigerated or frozen. Fresh tissue: Frozen. Avoid repeated freezing and thawing of specimens.
Specimen stability:
CSF: Room Temperature: 48 hours. Refrigerated: 8 days. Frozen: 30 days
Plasma: Room Temperature: 48 hours. Refrigerated: 8 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Serum: Room Temperature: 48 hours. Refrigerated: 8 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Whole Blood: Room Temperature: 48 hours. Refrigerated: 8 days. Frozen: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Specimens collected in heparin tubes are unacceptable for testing and will be rejected. Do not freeze whole blood. Specimens beyond stability limits as outlined above.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Not detected.
CPT code(s):
87798
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Epstein Barr Virus DNA,Qualitative Real-Time PCR
Methodology:
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Synonyms:
Quest code 34179, EBV DNA
EBV DNA QUALITATIVE

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Setup: Daily. Report available: Next day.    
Performed stat? No
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