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Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Acute Infection Antibodies Profile Blood Test

An Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Acute Infection Antibodies Profile Blood Test is used as a differentiation of acute from chronic or reactivated infections with Epstein-Barr virus.

Sample Report

Test Code: 6421

Also Known As: EBV; EBV Acute Infection Antibodies; Mononucleosis

Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)

Preparation: No special preparation required.

Test Results: 5-6 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Description

Epstein-Barr (EB) virus is a herpes group virus that is ubiquitous. It is the cause of classic infectious mononucleosis and is causally implicated in the pathogenesis of Burkitt lymphoma, some nasopharyngeal carcinomas, and rare hereditary lymphoproliferative disorders. The serologic response to EB virus includes antibody to early antigen, IgM and IgG antibodies to viral capsid antigen (VCA), and antibodies to nuclear antigen (EBNA)

Test Includes
  • EBV-VCA, IgG

  • EBV-VCA, IgM

  • Epstein-Barr nuclear antigen antibodies (EBNA); interpretation

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