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Test Code EBVEA EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS (EBV) EARLY ANTIGEN (EA) IGG, SERUM

Performing Laboratory

NorDx Laboratories

Useful For

Detecting IgG antibodies to both diffuse and restricted early antigens of Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)

Method Name

Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)

Reference Values

EBV – EA (IGG) Negative 

Days and Times Test Performed

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Analytic Time

1 Day

Maximum Laboratory Time

3 Days

Specimen Type

Serum

Preferred Container

Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Preferred Volume

Serum: 1 mL (Serum Separator Tube (SST))

Minimum Volume

Serum: 0.5 mL (Serum Separator Tube (SST))

Specimen Collection and Handling

Spin specimen, separate from clot and send refrigerated.

If specimen will not arrive within 2 days of draw, send specimen FROZEN in plastic vial on dry ice. 

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type: Serum

Frozen: 3 Months

Refrigerated: 48 Hours

Must be spun/separated within: 2 Hours

Add On Capable

Yes

Advance Beneficiary Notice Requirements

No ABN Required

CPT Code Information

CPT Code

CPT Description

CPT Disclaimer

86663 Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), Early Antigen (EA)

Acceptable Alternative Container(s)

Red Top Tube

LOINC Code Information

24007-7

Performing Laboratory Location

NorDx Laboratories