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T Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), Acute Infection

T Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), Acute Infection

This panel contains the following tests with an interpretation chart included:

  • Antibodies to the Epstein Barr Early Antigen (EA) IgG
  • Antibodies to the Epstein Barr Viral Capsid Antigen (VCA) IgG
  • Antibodies to the Epstein Barr Viral Capsid Antigen (VCA) IgM
  • Antibodies to the Epstein Barr Nuclear Antigen (EBNA)

This test is used to detect a suspected EBV acute infection. Epstein-Barr virus is a herpes-type virus which is the cause of classic infectious mononucleosis. EBV is causally implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic fatigue syndrome, Burkitt’s lymphoma, nasopharyngeal carcinomas, and rare hereditary lymphoproliferative disorders. Fasting is not required for this test. Take all medications as prescribed.