EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS (EBV) IGG, EBNA

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

Rejection Criteria
Severely lipemic or hemolyzed specimens

Methodology
Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

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

Reference Range
Negative:   <18.0 U/mL  
Equivocal:   18.0-21.9 U/mL  
Positive:   >=22.0 U/mL  

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time3 days
Test CodeEBNA
CPT-4 Code (s)
86664
LOINC Codes
7883-2

Warde
Medical
Laboratory