Test directory: EBV Antibody to VCA, IgG

Ordering Code477
Test NameEBV Antibody to VCA, IgG
AliasEpstein Barr Virus Ab to VCA, 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 VCA, IgGALLAI
Antibody Index (AI)                    Explanation of Test Results
-------------------                    ---------------------------
<=0.8                                  Negative
0.9-1.0                                Equivocal
>=1.1                                  Positive
IgG antibodies to VCA are normally present in acute and convalescent
IM. The presence of antibodies in otherwise healthy individuals
usually indicates immunological exposure either as silent primary
infection or past exposure. Antibody levels tend to rise and peak
after 3-4 weeks, then decline and usually 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.