EBV DNA LOAD
For detection and quantitative measurement of Epstein-Barr virus DNA. As an adjunct in diagnosis, prognostication and post-treatment monitoring of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). Also used in diagnosis of post transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD), EBV-associated posterior uveitis and in diagnosis of central nervous system lymphoma in AIDS patients.
3-5 ml of whole blood in EDTA
Refrigerate sample until transfer to laboratory. Do not freeze. Sample should reach the laboratory as soon as possible, preferably within 24 hours after collection.
Real-time PCR (In-house)
Detected (quantity reported in copies/mL), Undetectable or Inconclusive Linear Range: 265 – 192,300 (2.42 - 5.28 log) copies/mL
1 - 5 days
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays (except public holidays)
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