Specimen Requirements

Title

EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS (EBV) SEROLOGY

Specimen Requirement

1 SST/2.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate serum.

INCLUDES: EBV-EA, EBV-EBNA IGG, EBV-VCA IGG, EBV-VCA IGM

Methodology

Stability

Room Temperature Unacceptable, Refrigerated 48 hours, Frozen 14 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

1-3 days Performed Mon-Fri

Clinical Use

Primary EBV infection is shown with IgM-VCA appearing first, accompanied by rising IgG-VCA antibody levels and the appearance of antibody to Early Antigen. If both IgG-VCA and EBNA antibodies are present, past infection is indicated.

Test Code

EBVPS