Aids in the diagnosis of primary Epstein-Barr virus infectious mononucleosis, in conjunction with other serologic tests. Not a stand-alone test.
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
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
No compliance statements are in use for this test.
EBV IgM values obtained with different manufacturers' assay methods may not be used interchangeably. The magnitude of the reported EBV IgM level cannot be correlated to an endpoint titer.
|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