Laboratory Test Detail

Last Updated: May 24, 2019 @ 9:13 am

2733

Epstein Barr Virus Antibody to Early D Antigen, IgG

Specimen:Collect:
  • One SST

Also Acceptable:
  • One Red Top
Submit:
  • 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
Methodology:
  • Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed:Mon-Fri
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.

Please Note: Reference range changed as of 1/15/2018.
Components:
  • 2733 - EBV EARLY, IgG
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