Ordering Recommendation

Do not use to diagnose Epstein-Barr virus infectious mononucleosis. May aid in the detection and prognosis of nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Mnemonic
EBV A
Methodology

Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Performed

Tue

Reported

1-8 days

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

Serum separator tube.

Specimen Preparation

Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 mL) Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimen plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated.

Unacceptable Conditions

Contaminated or heat-inactivated specimens.

Remarks
Stability

After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year

Reference Interval

Effective February 19, 2013

0.79 U/mL or less:  Not Detected
0.80 - 1.20 U/mL: Indeterminate.  Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.
1.21 U/mL or greater:  Detected

Interpretive Data



Compliance Category

Laboratory Developed Test (LDT)

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86665

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0051626 EBV Antibody To Viral Capsid Antigen IgA 31369-2
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Aliases
  • EBV Antibodies
  • EBV VCA-IgA Ab
  • Infectious Mononucleosis
Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody to Viral Capsid Antigen, IgA