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Epic Code LAB3407 Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) PCR, DNA, Quantitative

Test Name Alias

Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Real Time PCR DNA Quant | EBV PCR | EBV DNA Quant | SH EBV Quant | 704

Interface Order Alias


Quick Collect


Clinical Information

This assay is traceable to the WHO CMV International Standard (NIBSC #09/162) and results are reported in International Units per milliliter (IU/mL) and Log IU/mL.  This assay was performed using the FDA approved Abbott Alinity m EBV test.  This assay is capable of detecting EBV DNA down to 20 IU/mL with a quantifiable range of 50 IU/mL to 200,000,000 IU/mL (1.70 log IU/mL to 8.30 log IU/mL). For diluted samples (1:2.5), this assay is capable of detecting EBV DNA down to 125 IU/mL with a quantifiable range of 125 IU/mL 500,000,000 IU/mL (2.10 log IU/mL to 8.70 log IU/mL).

Collection Instructions



Specimen collection: Whole Blood

Container(s): Lavender top (EDTA)

Preferred volume to collect: 3.0 mL

Minimum volume to collect: 2.0 mL

Pediatric volume to collect: 1.5 mL (4 full microtainers)

Capillary collect ok: Yes

Microtainer acceptable:  Yes (4 full microtainers)

Collection Instructions:

  • Gently invert EDTA tube(s) 7 – 8 times after collection.
  • Send Whole Blood specimen ambient or refrigerated.
    • ATL will perform the separation and run the testing on EDTA plasma.
    • Preferred specimen is whole blood; submitting plasma is also an acceptable specimen type.


Specimen Stability

For optimal results, the specimen should be received in the laboratory within 48 hours of collection.

Ambient: 24 hours

Refrigerate: Up to 5 days

Frozen: Separated plasma may be frozen until testing

Laboratory Retention: 3 days after completion of testing

Test Frequency

Available Monday through Friday, usual turn-around time 1-3 days.

Reference Range

<50 IU/mL

Performing Department

Molecular Diagnostics

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Corewell Health Advanced Technology Laboratory (ATL), Grand Rapids, MI


Real time Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)



CDM Code


Epic Test ID



EBV DNA Quant: 47982-4

Mayo Access Code


Reviewed Date


Updated Date

2/21/24 - Collection Instructions