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Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody Panel
86664, 86665 (x2)
Epstein-Barr Virus VCA Antibody (IgM), Epstein-Barr Virus VCA Antibody (IgG), Epstein-Barr Virus Nuclear Antigen (EBNA) Antibody (IgG)
1 mL serum
Plastic screw-cap vial
Room temperature: 4 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 30 days
Gross hemolysis • Gross lipemia • Icteric
|1777 Montreal Circle|
|Tucker, GA 30084-6802|
Set up: Mon-Fri 7 a.m.(Estimated Report time 5 p.m.); Report available: 3 days
Epstein-Barr Virus VCA Antibody (IgM)
Primary infection by EBV causes infectious mononucleosis, usually a self-limiting disease in children and young adults. Infection with EBV can cause lymphoproliferative disorders including tumors. VCA-IgM is typically detectable at clinical presentation, then declines to undetectable levels within a month in young children and within 3 months in other individuals. VCA-IgG is typically detectable at clinical presentation, and persists for life. EBNA IgG typically appears during convalescence (3-4 months after clinical presentation) and remains detectable for life.
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