Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody Panel

Cleveland HeartLab E, Test

NEW YORK DOH APPROVED: YES

CPT Code: 86664, 86665 (x2)
Order Code: 1337
Includes: Epstein-Barr Virus VCA Antibody (IgM), Epstein-Barr Virus VCA Antibody (IgG), Epstein-Barr Virus Nuclear Antigen (EBNA) Antibody (IgG)
ABN Requirement:
No
Synonyms: EBV Panel
Specimen: Serum
Volume:  1.0 mL
Minimum Volume:  0.8 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST, Tiger Top)

Collection:

Serum:

  1. Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
  2. Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
  3. Let tube stand in a vertical position to allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
  4. Centrifuge for 10 minutes.

Transport: Store serum at 2-8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions provided with the Cleveland HeartLab shipping box.

Stability:

Ambient (15-25°C): 4 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C):
7 days
Frozen (-20°C):
30 days
Deep Frozen (-70°C):
30 days

Causes for Rejection: Specimens other than serum; improper labeling; samples not stored properly; samples older than stability limits

Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)

Turn Around Time: 4 days

Reference Range:

Epstein-Barr Virus VCA Antibody (IgM) Units
<36.00 U/mL Negative
36.00-43.99 U/mL Equivocal
>43.99 U/mL Positive

 

Epstein-Barr Virus VCA Antibody (IgG) Units
<18.00 U/mL Negative
18.00-21.99 U/mL Equivocal
>21.99 U/mL Positive

 

Epstein-Barr Virus Nuclear Antigen (EBNA) Antibody (IgG) Units
<18.00 U/mL Negative
18.00-21.99 U/mL Equivocal
>21.99 U/mL Positive

 

Clinical Significance: Primary infection by Epstein-Barr Virus (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 lie.

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