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

CPT: 86665
Updated on 01/29/2020
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Synonyms

  • EBV-VCA Antibodies, IgM

Expected Turnaround Time

1 - 2 days


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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

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

Room temperature


Stability Requirements

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

14 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x4

Temperature

Period

Room temperature

14 days

Refrigerated

14 days

Frozen

14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x4


Causes for Rejection

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


Test Details


Use

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


Limitations

Weakly positive results require cautious interpretation.

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-VCA antibody.


Methodology

Chemiluminescent immunoassay (CLIA)


Reference Interval

• Negative: <36.0 U/mL

• Equivocal: 36.0−43.9 U/mL

• Positive: >43.9 U/mL


Additional Information

Set up and reported Monday thru Friday.


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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