Aids in the diagnosis of primary Epstein-Barr virus infectious mononucleosis, in conjunction with other serologic tests. Not a stand-alone test.
- Patient Preparation
- Serum Separator Tube (SST).
- Specimen Preparation
- Allow specimen to clot completely at room temperature. Separate from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 2 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens.
- Storage/Transport Temperature
- Unacceptable Conditions
- Contaminated, heat-inactivated or grossly hemolyzed specimens.
- Label specimens plainly as ''acute'' or ''convalescent.''
- After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
35.9 U/mL or less: Not Detected
36.0-43.9 U/mL: Indeterminate. Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
44.0 U/mL or greater: Detected
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0050240||EBV Antibody to Viral Capsid Antigen IgM||7886-5|
- EBV Ab and VCA IgM Ab
- EBV Antibodies
- EBV Antibody to Viral Capsid Antigen
- EBV VCA
- EBV VCA-IgM Ab