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
New York DOH Approval Status
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
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