Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Capsid Antibody, IgG

Sunquest Code:EBVCAG  
Epic Code:LAB6377Epic Name:Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody IgG
Synonyms:EBV VCA Antibody; Viral Capsid Antigen; EBVCAG; Epstein Barr Virus
Methodology:Multiplex flow immunoassay
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) (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)


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 immunologic exposure

Note: The magnitude of the result above the cut-off is not indicative of the amount of antibody present.

Antibody index (AI) values reflect qualitative changes in antibody concentration that cannot be directly associated with clinical condition or disease state.


Use:For qualitative measurement of IgG antibodies to EBV VCA to indicate past or current infection.

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