Name: EBV Ab to Viral Capsid Ag, IgM
Test Name: EBV Ab to Viral Capsid Ag, IgM
Health Link Test Code: XEBVP2
LIS Test Code: EBVVCM
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: Once a 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 IgM antibodies to EBV-VCA. This indicates patient has no current infection with EBV and is presumed to be 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 IgM antibodies to EBV-VCA, indicating a current or reactivated infection with EBV-VCA.|
All equivocal test results will be repeated within two working days.