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Tests ID/ Test Name Specimen Collection/ Methods/Turn Around Time
4500 EBV qPCR


PCR tests are performed pursuant
to a license agreement with
Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
SPECIMEN COLLECTION OPTIONS
Whole Blood: 3-5 mls collected in an EDTA (lavender top) tube. Ship at ambient temperature
Monday – Friday
. Specimen must arrive at our Lab within 96 hours of collection.*

Urine: 5 cc sample collected in a sterile urinalysis container (if possible transfer to a 15 ml sterile screw-cap tube). Ship at ambient temperature Monday – Friday. Urine must arrive at our Lab within 96 hours of collection.*

Bronchial Lavage/Tracheal Aspirate: 2 - 4 mls, collected in a sterile tube. Ship at ambient temperature Monday – Friday. Specimen must arrive at our Lab within 96 hours of collection.*

Bone Marrow: 1 - 2 mls, collected in sodium heparin. Ship at ambient temperature
Monday – Friday
. Do not freeze. Specimen must arrive at our Lab within 96 hours of collection.*

Tissue: Collected in a sterile screw-top container, add small amount saline to keep moist. Avoid the use of viral transport media that contains a protein source as it potentially contains PCR inhibitors. Paraffin embedded tissue acceptable. Ship at ambient temperature Monday – Friday. Specimen must arrive at our Lab within 96 hours of collection.*

CSF: 0.5 ml fluid, frozen. Submitted in a sterile,
leak-proof tube. Ship on dry ice Monday – Thursday.

Other specimens: Please inquire.

*  If the 96 hour time constraint cannot be met,
    please call our Lab at 91-11-51652767
    for special instructions.

METHOD
Real Time, quantitative, DNA PCR.

TURN AROUND TIME
Within 24 hours of receipt at our Lab


Note:
Multiple tests can be run on one specimen

SHIPPING INFORMATION
  • All specimens must be labeled with patient’s name and collection date.
  • A Test Request Form must accompany each specimen.
  • Ship specimens Overnight to:
Atharva BioSciences
B-4/233, Safdarjung Enclave,
New Delhi-110029, India


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