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4334 Epstein-Barr Virus VCA Ab IgG

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Serum
7 Days 2 - 8° C
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Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 SST Tube
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 1.00 mL

Method

ELISA

Schedule

Mon-Sat

Turn-Around Time

48hrs

Instructions/Notes

Clinical Utility

Primary EBV infectin is shown with IgM-VCA appearing first, accompaned by rising IgG-VCA antibody levels and the appearance of antibody to early antigen. If both IgG-VCA and EBNA antibodies are present, past infection is indicated.

CPT Codes

86665

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