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EBER Probe

Alias/Synonym: EBV in situ hybridization

CPT Code: 88365

Specimen Type, Preferred:
Formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue
Specimen Type, Alternate:
Sample Quantity, Preferred:
1 block
2 slides
Sample Quantity, Minimum:
Transport Container:
Paraffin block
Unstained slides
Transport Temperature:
Room temperature
Collection Instructions:
Block and slide identifiers should be clearly written and match exactly with the specimen ID and specimen labeling as noted on the requisition.
Slides should be positively charged and cut at 3-4 microns for each stain/antibody ordered.
Specimen Stability:
Rejection Criteria:
No liquid specimens.
Uncharged slides
Clinical Significance:
EBV encoded RNA, detected in nucleus of infected cells. EBV is a human herpes virus implicated in several neoplasms, including Burkitt's lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma, lymphomatoid granulomatosis, nasal type T/NK lymphoma, post-transplant lyphoproliferative disease and AIDS-associated lymphoma.
Turnaround Time:
1 day(s)
Reference Ranges: