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Test Code LAB769 Epstein Barr (EBV) VCA IgM Acute Antibody

Test Name Alias

Epstein-Barr VCA IgM Acute Titer Antibody | 4268

Clinical Information

Recommended test for further evaluation of patients with suspected acute EBV infection and negative mono spot test.

Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Blood

Container(s): Gold Top (Serum Separator-SST Gel)

Preferred Volume to Collect: 5.0 mL

Minimum Volume to Collect: 1.0 mL

Neonate Volume to Collect: 1.0 mL

Capillary collect ok: Yes

Microtainer acceptable: Yes

Collection Instructions:

  • After collection, gently invert tube 8-10 times.
  • Specimen should be processed within 2 hours – See Processing Instructions.

Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)

Processed Specimen: Serum

Centrifuge/Spin: Yes

Aliquot: No

Processing Instructions:

  • Allow blood to clot for 30 minutes in a vertical position and centrifuge within 2 hours.

Transport Temperature: Refrigerate

Rejection Criteria

Specimen not centrifuged within 2 hours.

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 12 hours

Refrigerate: 7 days

Frozen: aliquot serum for longer storage

Laboratory Retention: 7 days

Reflex Information

If "Mononucleosis Screen, EBV IgM if Negative" testing is ordered (test #236) and mononucleosis screen is negative, "Epstein Barr (EBV) VCA IgM Acute Antibody" (test #4268) will reflex.

Test Frequency

Available Monday through Friday, usual TAT 1 to 3 days.

Reference Range

Negative

Performing Department

IMMUNOCHEMISTRY

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI

Methodology

Multiplex flow assay

CPT

86665

CDM Code

4084268

Epic Test ID

1230100653

Interface Order Alias

10367

LOINC

EBV VCA IgM: 30340-4

Mayo Access Code

SHO4268

Reviewed Date

12/30/2019