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Test Compendium

3085: EPSTEIN BARR VIRAL CAPSID AB IGM

Test Code

  • 3085

Test Synonym

  • EB VCA IGM, EBV IGM, EPSTEIN BARR VIRUS IGM

Volume

  • 1 mL

Minimum Volume

  • 0.5 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum

Container

  • Serum Separator Tube, Transfer Tube- Serum, Plain Red Top Tube

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 3 days

Special Instructions

  • 1 SST

Specimen Stability

  • 7 days @ 2-8°C

Reference Range

  • Fasting Sex Message Lines Ref Ranges Unit of Measure
    Negative ............. <=0.8 Equivocal ............. 0.9-1.0 Positive ............. >=1.1 The IgM response rises quickly in primary infection and lasts approx.- imately one month in children under four years old and 1 to 3 months in older children and adults. It is generally not detected in react- ivation and is a valuable serologic marker for acute EBV infection when used with clinical correlation. <=0.8 AI