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Test Code QEBV Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), Molecular Detection, Quantitative PCR, Blood

Reporting Name

Epstein-Barr Virus PCR, Quant, B

Useful For

A prospective and diagnostic marker for the development of posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD), especially in Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-seronegative organ transplant recipients who receive anti-lymphocyte globulin for induction immunosuppression and OKT-3 treatment for early rejection

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Whole Blood EDTA

Specimen Required

Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions: Specimen in original tube is preferred.

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.3 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Whole Blood EDTA Refrigerated (preferred) 7 days
  Frozen  7 days

Reference Values

None detected

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; Varies

Test Classification

This test was developed using an analyte specific reagent. Its performance characteristics were determined by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements. This test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
QEBV Epstein-Barr Virus PCR, Quant, B In Process


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
82987 Epstein-Barr Virus PCR, Quant, B 5002-1
21862 Copies/mL 36923-1
26399 Lower 95% Confidence Interval No LOINC Needed
26400 Upper 95% Confidence Interval No LOINC Needed

Method Name

LightCycler Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)


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