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Test Compendium

3097: EPSTEIN BARR VIRUS EARLY AG

Test Code

  • 3097

Test Synonym

  • EBV EA, EPSTEIN BARR VIRUS EARLY ANTIGEN

Volume

  • 1 mL

Minimum Volume

  • 0.5 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum

Container

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

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 Anti-EA rises soon after infection, usually lasts for several months, and can persist at low levels for years. The majority of patients with EBV-infectious mononucleosis produce EA-D (diffuse) antibodies. High levels of VCA-IgG and EA antibodies have been noted in reactivation. <=0.8 AI