EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS DNA PCR, QUANTITATIVE, PLASMA
Draw blood in a lavender EDTA tube. Centrifuge and separate plasma from cells within 6 hours of collection. Send 2.0 mL plasma (1.0 mL minimum) in a screw-capped plastic vial. Dedicated specimens are required. Specimens used in other assays will not be tested.
Serum, heparinized plasma, whole blood, specimens collected using gel-based separation tubes, and specimens submitted to repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Room Temperature: 8 hours, Refrigerated: 3 days, Frozen: 6 months