Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Epstein Barr Virus Serology

Test Name: Epstein Barr Virus Serology
Alternate Name(s): Infectious Mononucleosis
EBV IgM/IgG
Laboratory: Microbiology
Specimen Type: 5 mL Gold or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.
Requisition: VIROLOGY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: Batch analysis once a week
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
5 days
Stat
 
 
Reference Range:  
Effective Date: 2006-07-01
Revised Date: 2014-09-08
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: A single serum sample will yield significant results for establishing previous exposure.
Special Processing:  
Comments: 
Method of Analysis: Abbott Architect
Critical Information Required: Provide clinical history.

Indicate purpose of the request as diagnosis of acute disease (IgM) or determining previous exposure (IgG).
Storage & Shipment: Specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection. If the transport time exceeds 24 hours, the specimen will only be tested if appropriate.
System Codes: 
Cerner
EBVIGG/EBVIGM
 
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