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EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS (EBV) QUANTITATIVE PCR

Synonym(s):

​EBV DNA LOAD

Description

Indications

​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.

Specimen Required

​3-5 ml of whole blood in EDTA

Storage and Transport

​Refrigerate sample until transfer to laboratory. Do not freeze. Send sample at 2 - 80C. Sample should reach the laboratory as soon as possible, preferably within 24 hours after collection.

Method

​Real-time PCR (In-house)

Test Results

​Detected (quantity reported in copies/mL), Undetectable or Inconclusive

Linear Range: 265 – 192,300 (2.42 - 5.28 log) copies/mL

Reference Interval / Value

Turnaround Time

​1 - 5 days

Day(s) Test Set up

​Tuesdays and Fridays (except public holidays)

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