Epstein-Barr Virus Viral Capsid Antigen (VCA) Antibody IgG

Cleveland HeartLab E, Test

NEW YORK DOH APPROVED: YES
CPT Code: 86665
Order Code: C1392
ABN Requirement: No
Synonyms: EBV VCA Ag IgG
Specimen: Serum
Volume:  1.0 mL
Minimum Volume:  0.5 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; grossly hemolyzed specimens; hyperlipidemic specimens; icteric specimens; microbially contaminated specimens

Methodology: Immunoassay (IA)

Turn Around Time: 3-4 days

Reference Range:

Age U/mL Interpretation
All Ages <18.00 Negative
All Ages 18.00-21.99 Equivocal
All Ages >21.99 Positive


Intended Use
: 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-IgG is typically detectable at clinical presentation, and persists for life. Absence of VCA-IgG usually indicates the patient is susceptible to EBV infection.

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