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EBV Antibody

Components

Name Method Department Units
EBV Profile Enzyme immunoassay (EIA)
CMI, Immunology Not Detected

Battery Members

EBV-VCA IgG; EBV-VCA IgM; Not orderable separately : EBV-NA antibodies

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 3.5 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 8 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 48 hour(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
  • If delay in transport greater than 1 hour, refrigerate

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 8 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 48 hour(s)
Frozen - Indefinite month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge, remove serum and refrigerate
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Not received at proper temperature
  • Not received within specified time frame

Comments

Test includes IgG and IgM antibodies to virus capsid antigens (VCA) and antibody to nuclear antigens (EBNA). The Reference range is NODT (Not Detected).

CPT Code

  • 86665 (x2)
  • 86664