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EBV Antibody Titer

Components

Name Method Department Units
EBV Profile Titer Immunofluorescent assay
CMI, Immunology Titer

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

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 3.5 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 24 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 2 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

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

Plasma Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 24 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 1 week(s)
Frozen - Indefinite month(s)

Specimen Preparation

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

Serum Spun, Plasma 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

Purple tube (EDTA)

3 mL 1 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 24 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 1 week(s)
Frozen - Indefinite month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge, remove plasma/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 Titer less than 1:10 (TTL10)

CPT Code

  • 86665 (x2)
  • 86664