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Epstein-Barr Virus NAT

Referred out to Alberta Provincial Laboratory for Public Health (ProvLab)

Consult the ProvLab Guide to Services for test requirements and complete the appropriate ProvLab requisition available at: http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/lab/Page3317.aspx.

Source Blood
Mnemonic EBV PCR
Specimen Requirements

1 x 3 mL lavender top EDTA tube, whole blood

Pediatric: 1 mL EDTA blood

Do not collect in same tube with any other test.

Specimen Handling

Do not centrifuge. DO NOT freeze.

Transport on ice. Ensure tube is not in direct contact with ice pack so specimen does not freeze.

Must be received by Provincial Lab within 48 hours of collection.

Additional Information

Testing Location Referred out to ProvLab
Testing Frequency
Alternate Name(s) EBV NAT, EBV PCR, EBV Viral Load
Reference Interval