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 Statement D: For laboratory tests using a manufactured RUO kit. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

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