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Test Code LABS0067 LAB ONLY (EBOLA) Ebola Virus PCR

Important Note

Biohazard Warning: A specimen suspected of containing Ebola Virus requires Infectious Disease packaging (Class 6.2) and trackable shipping. 

This test is only orderable by the laboratory.  Please contact the laboratory at 406-414-5010 for further assistance.

Biohazard Infectious

Useful For

The diagnosis of Ebola virus infection


Real-Time PCR 

Performing Laboratory

Montana State Public Health Laboratory

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Whole Blood, Serum, or Plasma

Note:Urine may be submitted, but only when accompanied by a blood specimen.


Please contact the Montana Public Health Laboratory prior to submission regarding sample collection and transport instructions 1-800-821-7284.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Whole Blood: Refrigerated

Serum, Plasma, or Urine: Frozen

Reference Values



Note: Samples that yield positive, equivocal, or inconclusive results will be forwarded to CDC for additional evaluation.

Day(s) Test Set Up

Turnaround Time: 6-8 hours from specimen receipt at MT State DPHHS

Test Classification and CPT Coding