Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Antibodies to Viral Capsid Antigen (VCA), IgM

CPT: 86665
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Test Details

Synonyms

  • EBV-VCA Antibodies, IgM

Use

Aid in the diagnosis of acute EBV infection (infectious mononucleosis)

Limitations

Weakly positive results require cautious interpretation.

Methodology

Chemiluminescent immunoassay (CLIA)

Reference Interval

• Negative: <36.0 U/mL

• Equivocal: 36.0−43.9 U/mL

• Positive: >43.9 U/mL

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Serum

Volume

0.5 mL

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL

Container

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Storage Instructions

Room temperature. Specimen is stable for two days at room temperature or refrigerated. For storage longer than two days, freeze the specimen.

Causes for Rejection

Hemolysis; lipemia; gross bacterial contamination

LOINC® Map

Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
096735 EBV Ab VCA, IgM 5159-9 096739 EBV Ab VCA, IgM U/mL 5159-9

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