Epstein-Barr Virus Antibodies, IgG


Abbrev Code:EBVIGG   
Order Code:LAB6375Order Name:Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody IgG
Synonyms:EBV, IgG; EBV Capsid Antigen IgG; EBV Nuclear Antigen, IgG; EBV Antibody to Early Antigen, IgG
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
CPT Codes: 86664 x1, 86665 x1, 86663 x1
Test Includes:Epstein-Barr viral capsid (CVA) IgG antibody, Epstein-Barr virus Early Antigen (EA-D) antibody, Epstein-Barr virus nuclear antigen (NA-1) antibody.
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)
Alternate Containers: Red (no gel)


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.35 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator up to 7 days.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:7 days refrigerated. For longer storage, freeze at - 20 degrees C.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Specialty Core  (UMMC-East Bank)


Interpretive

Critical Range:
Reference Range:
EBV Nuclear 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 convalescent phase
or past exposure
 
 
EBV Capsid Ag (VCA), 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
 

 
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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