Epstein Barr Virus Nucleic Acid Amplified Test (NAAT) Quantitative, Plasma 
Mnemonic EBVPLNAATQT
CPT 87799
Test Code 7000094
Synonyms EBV PCR Quantitative, Mononucleosis, Mono
Test Includes  
Specimen Plasma
Volume 2.5 mL
Container 3 DEDICATED Lavender Top (EDTA) Tubes (These tubes cannot be used for other testing).
Special Instructions Centrifuge* as soon as possible and immediately transfer plasma from all three Lavender tubes to one Purple Screw Cap Tube.
Specimen Prep  
Storage Refrigerate
Transport Temp Room Temperature
Stability Rm Temp 4 days
Stability Refrig 4 days
Stability Frozen  Indefinitely
Methodology Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Rejection Criteria Inadequate volume, inappropriate collection tube, centrifuged specimen, inappropriate transport conditions, leaking specimen, delay in transport. 
Reference Value No Epstein-Barr virus DNA detected. 
Performed/TAT Three times per week        
Comments The dynamic range of this assay is 250 to 250,000,000 copies/mL. For patients whose viral load falls below the lower limit, results will be reported as less than 250 copies/mL. These specimens are positive for EBV but at a level where accurate quantitation is limited.