Body fluid: Do not centrifuge.
Bone marrow: Clotted specimens will be rejected.
Tissue: Submit only fresh tissue.
A negative result does not eliminate the possibility of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection of the central nervous system.
This assay may detect viremia or viral shedding in asymptomatic individuals. However, this assay is only to be used for patients with a clinical history and symptoms consistent with EBV infection, and must be interpreted in the context of the clinical picture. This test should not be used to screen asymptomatic patients.