Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Antibody Panel

Additional Info:
Test includes Epstein-Barr virus IgG, IgM, and EBV nuclear antigen.

Useful For: Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody Panel – Primary infection by EBV causes infectious mononucleosis, usually a self-limiting disease in children and young adults. Infection with EBV can cause lymphoproliferative disorders including tumors. VCA-IgM is typically detectable at clinical presentation, then declines to undetectable levels within a month in young children and within 3 months in other individuals. VCA-IgG is typically detectable at clinical presentation and persists for life. EBNA IgG typically appears during convalescence (3-4 months after clinical presentation) and remains detectable for life.

Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)

Specimen Requirements: 1 yellow-top SST tube (minimum: 0.6 mL of serum). Centrifuge SST 30 minutes after draw. Refrigerate specimen after collection.

NOTE: Fresh sample is preferred.

Analytical Time: 2 days

Days Set Up: Monday through Friday

CPT Information:
86664 – EBV nuclear antigen
86665 – x 2 EBV IgG & IgM