CPT Code: 86665|
Specimen Type: Blood
Tube Type/Collection Container: Red top (no anticoagulant) tube or SST (Serum Separator Tube)
Collection Volume: 3.0 mL (minimum 1.0 mL)
Cause for rejection: Excessively hemolyzed, lipemic or grossly contaminated specimen; drawn in incorrect tube; QNS
Availability: Mon, Wed, Fri (0800-1700)
Methodology: Indirect Enzyme Immunoassay
Special Instructions: High EBV VCA IgG titers may persist for months. Test need not be done on patients with a pos Heterophile Ab. May be diagnostic in pediatric patients with Heterophile-neg Infectious Mononucleosis caused by Epstein-Barr virus. A 4-fold or greater increase in IgG titer strongly suggests recent or active infection.
TAT: 24-72 hrs
Additional Info: Reference range: < 0.90 = Neg; 0.91-1.09 = Equiv.; >/= 1.10 = Pos
Transport specimens to processing area of the laboratory in an appropriate container. Additional information is available from Ingrid Hershey, Laboratory Administrative Director, at 330-543-8721.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Akron Children's Hospital
One Perkins Square
Akron, OH 44308