Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

EBV DNA PCR PLASMA

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
EBPCR      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: 87799.02         Geisinger Epic ID: 33974

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Whole blood (preferred) or plasma
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
4-5 mL whole blood (preferred) or 2 mL plasma from EDTA tube.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Whole blood: Store collected whole blood at room temperature. Do not freeze whole blood.
Plasma: Separate plasma from cells and transfer plasma to sterile, plastic, screw-capped tubes and ship at room temperature. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 96 hours. Refrigerated, frozen: Unacceptable.
Rejection criteria:
Whole blood received frozen.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
100 copies/mL to 1x1010 copies/mL.
CPT code(s):
87799
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,Quantitative Real-Time PCR.
Methodology:
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Synonyms:
EBV, Epstein Barr virus DNA

Performing Locations

Viracor-IBT Laboratories

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Monday-Sunday morning    
Performed stat? No
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