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Epstein-Barr Virus Antibodies (EBV/ EBNA/ EA)

Also known as: EBV Antibodies; EBV VCA-IgMAb; EBV VCA-IgGAb; EBNA-IgGAb; EA-D IgGAb
Formal name: Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody to Viral Capsid Antigen, IgM; Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody to Viral Capsid Antigen, IgG; Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody to Nuclear Antigen, IgG; Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody to Early D Antigen, IgG; Heterophile Antibodies
Related tests: Mono; Complete Blood Count; White Blood Cell Count

Why should I do it?
To help diagnose mononucleosis (Mono); to help evaluate susceptibility to EBV infection; to distinguish between an EBV infection and another illness with similar symptoms

When should I do it?
When you have symptoms of Mono but a negative Mono test; when a pregnant woman has flu-like symptoms; sometimes when an asymptomatic person has been exposed to Mono

What Kind of Sample is Needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?
None