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Test Code LAB1373 Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), Molecular Detection, Quantitative PCR, Blood

Additional Codes

Mayo Test Code: QEBV

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

Method Name

LightCycler Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

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

Reject Due To


Mild OK; Gross reject







Reference Values

None detected

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; Varies

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

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.


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