Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Antibody to Early Antigen, IgG


Sunquest Code:EBVEAD  
Epic Code:LAB6378Epic Name:EBV Antibody to Early Antigen IgG
Synonyms:Epstein-Barr Early Antigen Antibody; EBV Antibody to Early Antigen IgG; Epstein Barr Virus
Methodology:Multiplex flow immunoassay
CPT Code:86663
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri, results are reported the same day.


Collection Instructions

Specimen:Blood
Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.9 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.35 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Specialty Core  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Reference Range:
   
0.8 AI or less Negative - suggests no immunologic exposure
0.9-1.0 AI Equivocal - please recollect
1.1 AI or greater Positive - suggests imunologic exposure
Antibody index (AI) values reflect qualitative changes in antibody concentration that cannot be directly associated with clinical condition or disease state.


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