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?