Epstein Barr Virus VCA IgG (EBV VCA IgG)
Overview
Interpretations

Overview of Epstein Barr Virus VCA IgG

What is Epstein Barr Virus 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.

Sample Type

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

Preparation for Epstein Barr Virus VCA IgG

  • No special preparation required

Why Get Tested for Epstein Barr Virus VCA IgG?

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.





What Results of Epstein Barr Virus VCA IgG mean?

Interpretations

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


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