Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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

EBV PCR (CSF)

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Sunquest Test Code:
EBVCSF      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: EBVCSF         Geisinger Epic ID: 35181

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
CSF
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL (minimum 1 mL) CSF in sterile screw-cap tube.
Special notes:
Sample must be recieved at performing laboratory within 96 hours of collection.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Transport temperature:
Frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: Not recommended. Refrigerated: Not recommended. Frozen: 96 hours. Sample must be recieved at performing laboratory within 96 hours of collection.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limit exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
100 copies/mL to 1 x 1010 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 PCR, CSF
Methodology:
Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Synonyms:
EBV PCR
Clinical significance:
EBV is the etiologic agent of most post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD), which is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in both solid organ transplant recipients and HSCT patients. PTLD results from uncontrolled EBV-induced proliferation of B-cells in the immunocompromised setting. Quantitative EBV DNA PCR can be used to aid in the early diagnosis of PTLD, track the course of the disease, and monitor response to treatment.

Performing Locations

Viracor-IBT Laboratories

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