Epstein Barr Virus VCA IgG (EBV VCA IgG)

Overview
Interpreting Results

Overview of EBV VCA IgG

What is EBV VCA IgG?

The Epstein Barr Virus Viral Capsid Antigen (EBV-VCA) Antibody IgG Test is a clinical test performed to diagnose an infectious mononucleosis disease, and to differentiate between an EBV infection and others when similar symptoms appear.


Why is EBV VCA IgG done?

The EBV-VCA test is performed when symptoms of mononucleosis appear without a positive mononucleosis test, including:

•    Sore throat

•    Headache

•    Fever

•    Swollen lymph glands

The test is also performed in pregnant women showing symptoms similar to flu.




Preparation for EBV VCA IgG

  • No special preparation required

Sample Type for EBV VCA IgG

The sample type collected for Epstein Barr Virus VCA IgG is: Blood

Interpreting EBV VCA IgG results

Interpretations

A positive result in the VCA IgG test indicates a currently ongoing or a recent EBV infection.


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