Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Antibodies to Early Antigen-Diffuse [EA(D)], IgG

CPT: 86663
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  • EA(D)
  • Early Antigen-Diffuse
  • EBV Early Antigen Antibodies, IgG
  • EBV-EA Antibodies

Expected Turnaround Time

1 - 2 days

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Specimen Requirements




0.5 mL

Minimum Volume

0.2 mL


Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Storage Instructions

Room temperature

Stability Requirements



Room temperature

14 days


14 days


14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x4

Causes for Rejection

Hemolysis; lipemia; grossly icteric; visible particulate matter; gross bacterial contamination

Test Details


Aid in the diagnosis of acute EBV (infectious mononucleosis) and EBV reactivation in conjunction with other serologic tests. The appearance of IgG antibodies to Early antigen-diffuse [EA(D)] is generally associated with the primary (acute) stage of EBV infection. For most individuals these antibodies are transient and are often undetectable after 6 months.


The results for this test are not by themselves diagnostic and should be considered in association with other clinical data and patient symptoms.

This test is intended for qualitative determination only. The numeric value of the final result above the cutoff is not indicative of the amount of EBV-EA antibody.


Chemiluminescent immunoassay (CLIA)

Reference Interval

• Negative: <9.0 U/mL

• Equivocal: 9.0−10.9 U/mL

• Positive: >10.9 U/mL

Additional Information

Set up and reported Monday thru Friday.


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
096248 EBV Early Antigen Ab, IgG 50969-5 096252 EBV Early Antigen Ab, IgG U/mL 50969-5

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