The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Epstein Barr Virus PCR

Use in immunocompromised patients if antibody response incomplete or lacking. Detection of EBV associated disease such as post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD)

Test should not be requested to screen for EBV infection - please see EBV IgM

Tube Dependent on sample type
ID 3641
Availability Mon-Sat.
Samples for same day testing must arrive before 9.30am
Additional Information EDTA samples for detection of systemic infection or monitoring of quantitative levels

CSF - meningoencephalitis

Tissue- internal organ infection
Turn Around 3 days
Send to LGI Microbiology Department
Collection Con If delays occur refrigerate at 2-8 degrees C.
IP Routine TAT 3 days
GP Routine TAT 3 days