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Test Compendium

6083: EPSTEIN BARR VIRAL CAPSID AB IGG

Test Code

  • 6083

Test Synonym

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

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 Anti-VCA IgG peaks during acute illness and is sustained for several weeks. Acute/Convalescent comparisons are therefore of minimal value during the weeks after onset unless seroconversion is detected. The antibody level declines slightly over several months and usually persists for life. High levels can be present in reactivation, how- ever, the stable levels found in quiescent infections can vary greatly among individuals. A single high Anti-VCA IgG result cannot be inter- preted as evidence of acute infection or reactivation, but only as evidence of infection at an undetermined time. <=0.8 AI