Test directory: EBV Antibody to Nuclear Ag, IgG

Ordering Code390
Test NameEBV Antibody to Nuclear Ag, IgG
AliasEpstein Barr Virus Ab to Nuclear
Ag, IgG
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerSST (Gold)
Other Specimen/ContainerSerum in Plain (Red)
Optimum Volume0.5 mL
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 8 Hours
Refrigerated: 7 Days
Frozen: 3 Months
Rejection CriteriaSpecimen older than stability limits, Grossly hemolyzed,
Insufficient quantity
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 4 Days
MethodologyMultiplex Flow Immunoassay

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
EBV Antibody to Nuclear Ag, IgGALLAI
Antibody Index (AI)                    Explanation of Test Results
-------------------                    ---------------------------
<=0.8                                  Negative
0.9-1.0                                Equivocal
>=1.1                                  Positive
IgG antibodies to NA are rarely present in acute IM and normally
rise during convalescence. The presence of antibodies in otherwise
healthy individuals usually indicates past exposure. Antibody levels
will rise to a plateau level in three months to a year and will
normally persist for life.
Antibody Index (AI) values reflect qualitative changes in antibody
concentration that cannot be directly associated with clinical
condition or disease state.
See report.