Epstein-Barr Virus Nuclear Antigen (EBNA) Antibody (IgG)
CPT Code: 86664
Order Code: C1391
ABN Requirement: No
Synonyms: EBV Nuclear Antigen Antibody, EBV Past Infection, EBV NA
Volume: 1.0 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Container: Gel-barrier tube (SST, Tiger Top)
- Collect and label sample according to standard protocols.
- Gently invert tube 5 times immediately after draw. DO NOT SHAKE.
- Let tube stand in a vertical position to allow blood to clot 30 minutes.
- Centrifuge for 10 minutes.
Transport: Store serum at 2-8°C after collection and ship the same day per packaging instructions included with the provided shipping box.
Ambient (15-25°C): 4 days
Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days
Frozen (-20°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: 3-4 days
Clinical Significance: 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. EBNA IgG typically appears during convalescence (3-4 months after clinical presentation) and remains detectable for life. VCA-IgM positivity in the absence of EBNA IgG suggests recent, active infection.
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