Order to document past Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) exposure or, in conjunction with other serologic tests, diagnose primary EBV infectious mononucleosis.
Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Serum Separator Tube (SST).
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.
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)
Effective February 19, 2013
17.9 U/mL or less: Not Detected
18.0-21.9 U/mL: Indeterminate. Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
22.0 U/mL or greater: Detected
No compliance statements are in use for this test.
EBV IgG values obtained with different manufacturers' assay methods may not be used interchangeably. The magnitude of the reported EBV IgG level cannot be correlated to an endpoint titer.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0050235||EBV Antibody to Viral Capsid Antigen IgG||7885-7|
- EBV Ab and VCA IgG Ab
- EBV Antibodies
- EBV Antibody to Viral Capsid Antigen
- EBV VCA
- EBV VCA-IgG Ab
- Infectious Mononucleosis