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:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
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: 
EBV Early Ag, IgG
Less than 0.9 U/mL Negative; no detectable antibody
0.9-1.10 U/mL Equivocal; please recollect in 1-2 weeks or later
1.10 U/mL or greater Positive; suggests an active infection or past exposure. A positive result may be caused by possible cross-reactivity with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Note: The magnitude of the result above the cut-off is not indicative of the amount of antibody present.


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