EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS BY PCR, PLASMA OR SERUM
Specimen Collection Requirements
Serum or Plasma, one plain red, gold (SST) or lavender (EDTA) top tube
Centrifuge blood samples, remove serum or plasma before transporting and freeze.
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 5 days; Frozen: 1 year
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Negative: Epstein-Barr virus not detected by PCR.
Positive: Epstein-Barr virus detected by PCR.
A negative result does not rule out the presence of PCR inhibitors in the patient specimen or Epstein-Barr virus DNA in concentrations below the level of detection of the assay.
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