Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: July 22, 2024 @ 9:13 am


Epstein Barr Virus Profile

  • One SST

Also Acceptable:
  • One Red Top
  • 1 mL (Min:0.5 mL) Serum . Submit Refrigerated. Submit in a Standard Transport Tube.
Special Handling:
  • Avoid Repeated Freeze/Thaw Cycles
  • Separate from cells ASAP
  • Acute and convalescent specimens must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Please mark specimen plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
Rejection Criteria:
  • Bacterially Contaminated Samples
  • Grossly Hemolyzed Samples
  • Grossly Lipemic Samples
  • Heat inactivated
Stability:Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 Day(s); Frozen: 1 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 86665x2
Interpretive Data:Please see report for interpretive data.

Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody IgG Reference Range:
0.0-17.9 U/ml Negative
18.0-21.9 U/ml Equivocal - Repeat testing in 1-2 weeks
> 21.9 U/ml Positive

Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody IgM Reference Range:
0.0-35.9 U/ml Negative
36.0-43.9 U/ml Equivocal - Repeat testing in 1-2 weeks
> 43.9 U/ml Positive

Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody Interpretation:
Infection EBV,IgM EBV,IgG
No previous - -
Early Acute + -
Acute + +
Past - +
To assess primary versus reactivated infection, consider ordering the EBV Nuclear, IgG test.
  • 2362 - EBV,IgG
  • 2364 - EBV, IgM
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