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Epic Test Name Epstein Barr Virus PANEL, Serum
Components Epstein Barr Virus IgG, Epstein Barr Virus IgM, Epstein Barr Virus Early Antigen, Epstein Barr Virus Nuclear Antigen.
Synonyms EBVSP (EBVCAG, EBVCAM, EBNA1G, EBEADG)
Description Aids in diagnosis of primary Epstein-Barr virus infectious mononucleosis after a suspected false-negative heterophile antibody (Monospot) test.
Specimen Requirements 
Container Serum separator (SST) or plain red collection tube.
Specimen Type Blood or Serum
Preferred Collection Volume 0.5 mL
Minimum Collection Volume 0.2 mL
Collection Instructions Acute and convalescent specimens must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent".
Specimen Handling Serum refrigerated – 48 hrs, Frozen-14 days.
Rejection Criteria Grossly hemolytic, Icteric, or Lipemic specimens.
Methodology Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Reference Range Negative
CPT Code(s)
Department Microbiology
Contact Information Ph: 214-633-4940
Turn Around Time2 – 3 days
Performed Monday – Friday
Performed by Microbiology
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Updated/Reviewed 12/14/2016


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