EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS (EBV) IGM, VCA

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 hemolyzed or lipemic specimens

Methodology
Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

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

Reference Range
Negative:   <36.0 U/mL  
Equivocal:   36.0-43.9 U/mL  
Positive:   >44.0 U/mL  

Performed
Monday-Friday

Turnaround Time3 days
Test CodeEBIGM
CPT-4 Code (s)
86665
LOINC Codes
7886-5

Warde
Medical
Laboratory