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Test Compendium

8523: EPSTEIN-BARR DNA QUANT, PCR

Test Code

  • 8523

Test Synonym

  • EBV Viral Load

Minimum Volume

  • 0.5 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Plasma

Container

  • Transfer Tube- Plasma, Transfer Tube- Frozen- Plasma, Lavender Top Tube

Storage

  • Frozen

CPT Codes

  • 87799
    *The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are provided for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the responsibility of the billing entity. Please direct any questions regarding the CPT coding to the payer being billed.

Special Instructions

  • 2.0 mL EDTA PLASMA ship Frozen

Additional Information

  • Collect specimen in lavender-top (EDTA) tube. Centrifuge specimen within 24 hours of collection. Remove plasma, transfer plasma to a screw-cap polypropylene transport tube and freeze. Ship frozen (preferred). To avoid delays in turnaround time when requesting multiple tests on frozen samples, please submit separate frozen specimens for each test requested.

Specimen Stability

  • AMBIENT: UNSTABLE REFRIGERATED: 7 days FROZEN: 90 days