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ID:544 EBV PCR for meningoencephalitis
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DescriptionEBV frequently affects the CNS yet most patients show no symptoms. CSF pleocytosis occurs in approximately 25% of patients with infectious mononucleosis. EBV was responsible for 2-5% of cases of encephalitis and 8% of cases with focal encephalitis. It is more difficult to quantify the proportion of EBV infection amongst patients with aseptic meningitis.
Indication
Additional Info
Concurrent Testsna
Dietary Requirementsna
Interpretation

DepartmentVirology
SampleCSF
TubePlain Universal
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Collection ConditionsPlease send a separate sample for viral CSF studies to the laboratory.
Min. Vol0.5ml
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Ref. Range Notes
Units - Not Defined -
IP Acute TAT3 days
IP Routine TAT3 - 4 days
GP Acute TAT- Not Defined -
GP Routine TAT- Not Defined -
Turnround CommentResults may be available considerably earlier than stated turnaround time.

Originally edited by : D Bennett. Review due on 30/11/2018 16:28:27. Published By K Roberts on 30/11/2017 16:28:27.