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EBV (VCA) IgG Ab

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Immunology

Test ID/Workstation :
EBVIG VIR4
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
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
Storage:
Refrigerated
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.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8576
TAT:
24-72 hrs
Additional Info:
Reference range: < 0.90 = Neg; 0.91-1.09 = Equiv.; >/= 1.10 = Pos
CPT Code:
86665
Synonyms:
EBV-IFA; EBV-IgG; EB or EBV Virus Titers; VCA Titer