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EBV (Epstein-Barr Virus), Qualitiative PCR

Mnemonic:    [EBV Ql PCR]
Name:    EBV (Epstein-Barr Virus), Qualitiative PCR
Specimen:     Acceptable samples: CSF, tissue biopsy, peripheral blood (serum or EDTA plasma)
Transport Temp:    FREEZE
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0050246
  Method:    Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Note:    Peripheral blood: spin the sample and remove plasma/serum to freeze before transporting.

Tissue: Freeze immediately
Processing Info:    Specimen source is required. Write it on the label and have a tech verify the EBV SOURCE in PathNet.