EPSTEIN-BARR EARLY ANTIGEN (EA) IgG ANTIBODY

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Methodology
Chemiluminescent

Stability
Room Temperature: Unacceptable; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
Negative:   <9.0 U/mL  
Equivocal:   9.0-10.9 U/mL  
Positive:   >=11.0 U/mL  

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time3 days
Test CodeEBVEA
CPT-4 Code (s)
86663
LOINC Codes
22294-3

Warde
Medical
Laboratory