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EBV (Epstein Barr virus, glandular fever, mononucleosis) PCR

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


2 x 4ml EDTA blood (1ml if paediatric), biposy, purple top (blood)

 Biopsy or tissue sample - Plain sterile CE marked container

Include details of underlying conditions or immunosupression


Turnaround Time: 5-7days

Detection of EBV in blood

Other Comments:

Specimen transport: If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 24 hours are undesirable

Measurement units (blood): copies/ml
Clinical decision points (blood) : >300 copies/ml
Factors known to significantly affect results (blood): Haemolysis
Reference Lab: Manchester PHE