Ordering Recommendation

Order to document past Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) exposure or, in conjunction with other serologic tests, diagnose primary EBV infectious mononucleosis.

Mnemonic
EBV G
Methodology

Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Performed

Mon-Sun

Reported

1-2 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

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

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Contaminated, heat-inactivated or grossly hemolyzed specimens.

Remarks

Label specimens plainly as ''acute'' or ''convalescent.''

Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)

Reference Interval

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

Interpretive Data



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note

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.

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86665

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050235 EBV Antibody to Viral Capsid Antigen IgG 7885-7
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Aliases
  • EBV Ab and VCA IgG Ab
  • EBV Antibodies
  • EBV Antibody to Viral Capsid Antigen
  • EBV VCA
  • EBV VCA-IgG Ab
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody to Viral Capsid Antigen, IgG