Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: July 14, 2024 @ 9:13 am


Epstein Barr Virus Antibody to Early D Antigen, IgG

  • 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
Rejection Criteria:
  • Bacterially Contaminated Samples
  • Grossly Hemolyzed Samples
  • Grossly Lipemic Samples
  • Heat inactivated
  • Icteric specimen
  • Plasma
Stability:Ambient: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 2 Day(s); Frozen: 1 Month(s); Incubated: Unacceptable
  • Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Reported:1-3 Day(s)
CPT Codes:
  • 86663
Interpretive Data:General Reference Range : <9.0
Epstein-Barr Virus Early Antigen IgG Reference Range:
0.0-8.9 U/ml Negative
9.0-10.9 U/ml Equivocal - Repeat testing in 1-2 weeks
> 10.9 U/ml Positive

Manufacturer guidelines recommend excluding Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) disease before confirmation of EBV disease using POSITIVE results from the EBV EARLY IGG assay. This is due to occassional assay cross-reactivity with antibodies to HIV.
  • 2733 - EBV EARLY, IgG
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