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Test ID EBVQU Epstein-Barr Virus DNA Detection and Quantification, Plasma

Shipping Instructions

1. Freeze plasma specimen immediately, and ship specimen frozen on dry ice.

2. If shipment will be delayed for more than 7 days, freeze plasma specimen at -20° C (up to 30 days) until shipment on dry ice.

Specimen Required

Collection Container/Tube: Lavender top (EDTA)

Submission Container/Tube: Plastic vial

Specimen Volume: 1.5 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Centrifuge blood collection tube per collection tube manufacturer's instructions.

2. Pour off plasma into aliquot tube.

Useful For

Diagnosis of EBV-associated infectious mononucleosis in individuals with equivocal or discordant Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) serologic marker test results


Diagnosis of posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD), especially in EBV-seronegative organ transplant recipients receiving antilymphocyte globulin for induction immunosuppression and OKT-3 treatment for early organ rejection


Monitoring progression of EBV-associated PTLD in organ transplant recipients

Method Name

Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Followed by Minor Groove-Binding (MGB) Probe Hybridization

Reporting Name

EBV DNA Detect / Quant, P

Specimen Type

Plasma EDTA

Specimen Minimum Volume

0.8 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time Special Container
Plasma EDTA Frozen (preferred) 30 days
  Refrigerated  7 days

Reference Values


Performing Laboratory

Mayo Clinic Laboratories in Rochester

Test Classification

This test was developed and its performance characteristics 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.

CPT Code Information


LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
EBVQU EBV DNA Detect / Quant, P 43730-1


Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
65754 EBV DNA Detect / Quant, P 43730-1

NY State Approved



If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send 1 of the following forms with the specimen:

-General Request (T239)

-Microbiology Test Request (T244)

-Renal Diagnostics Test Request (T830)

Day(s) Performed

Monday through Friday

Report Available

2 to 3 days