Do not use to diagnose Epstein-Barr virus infectious mononucleosis. May aid in the detection and prognosis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
- Patient Preparation
- Serum separator tube.
- Specimen Preparation
- Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimen plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
- Storage/Transport Temperature
- Unacceptable Conditions
- Contaminated or heat-inactivated specimens.
- After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year
0.79 U/mL or less: Not Detected
0.80 - 1.20 U/mL: Indeterminate. Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
1.21 U/mL or greater: Detected
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0051626||EBV Antibody To Viral Capsid Antigen IgA|
- EBV Antibodies
- EBV VCA-IgA Ab
- Infectious Mononucleosis