Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Capsid Antibody, IgG

Abbrev Code:EBVCAG   
Order Code:LAB6377Order Name:Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody IgG
Synonyms:EBV VCA Antibody; Viral Capsid Antigen; EBVCAG; Epstein Barr Virus
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
CPT Codes: 86665 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported the same day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2.0 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.9 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: 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 UM Specialty Core/Prot/Endo (Liaison D) 


Reference Range:
EBV Capsid Ag, IgG
Less than 18.0 U/mL Negative; no detectable antibody
18.0-22.0 U/mL Equivocal; please recollect in 1-2 weeks or later
22.0 U/mL or greater Positive; suggests recent or past exposure
Note: The magnitude of the result above the cut-off is not indicative of the amount of antibody present.
Use:For qualitative measurement of IgG antibodies to EBV VCA to indicate past or current infection.

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