Name: EBV Ab to Viral Capsid Ag, IgG
Test Name: EBV Ab to Viral Capsid Ag, IgG
Health Link Test Code: HCEBVIGG
LIS Test Code: EBVIGG
CPT Code(s): 86665
The intent of the test system together with other clinical information is to aid in the determination of immune status, and/or aid in the diagnosis of EBV.
Days Performed: Three times per week.
In-Lab Turnaround Time: 1 - 4 days.
Stat In-Lab Turnaround Time: Not available stat.
Collection Container: Red cap with yellow ring (SST)
Also Acceptable: Red top
Collection Volume: 1 mL
Pediatric Collection Volume: 1 mL
3 months at -20°C or lower
Sample Analyzed: Serum
Testing Volume: 0.5 mL
Pediatric Testing Volume: 0.3 mL
Centrifuge. Transfer cell-free serum to plastic vial. Refrigerate.
Transport specimen to the laboratory. Transport with coolant pack if coming from clinic location.
Grossly hemolyzed/lipemic, heat-treated serum, microbially contaminated and serum containing heavily-visible particulate.
|Negative:||No detectable IgG antibodies to EBV-VCA. Patient is presumed to be non-immune and is susceptible to a primary infection.|
|Equivocal:||Immune status cannot be determined. If clinically warranted, a second sample should be taken 7 - 21 days after the first.|
|Positive:||Reactive for IgG antibodies to EBV-VCA, indicating a current or past infection. A positive IgG antibody level in the absence of current clinical symptoms indicates immunity to EBV-VCA.|
All equivocal test results will be repeated within two working days.