EBV-VCA and EA, IgG Antibody Profile

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Turnaround Time: 1 - 2 days
CPT Code:

86663, 86665

Test Type: 2 mL Serum
Stability Time:



Room temperature

14 days


14 days


14 days

Freeze/thaw cycles

Stable x4


Aid in the diagnosis of acute EBV (infectious mononucleosis) and EBV reactivation in conjunction with other serologic tests. The appearance of IgG antibodies to EA(D) is generally associated with the primary (acute) stage of EBV infection. For most individuals, EA(D) IgG antibodies are transient and are ogten undetectable after 6 months while VCA IgG antibodies persist indefinitely.

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 or EBV-VCA antibodies.

Set up and reported Monday thru Friday.

Collection Details:

Collection Instructions:

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube.

Room temperature.