|Investigations||Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)
Human herpes viruses are widespread. Epstein-Barr Virus infection is associated with heterophile-antibody positive infectious mononucleosis and some neoplastic disorders.
EBV antibody screen
EBV IgG (EBNA)
EBV IgG (VCA)
EBV IgM (VCA)
|Inform lab before sending||No, except for URGENT SAMPLES. Contact the laboratory on 0151 706 4410 to request urgent testing, including pre-transplant serology screening. The laboratory will aim to process urgent EBV PCR Samples the same day, otherwise, the sample will be processed the next working day.||Specimen type||Serology
Clotted blood: 5ml Clot activator and separation gel (GOLD CAPPED) container.
EDTA: 4ml blood into a EDTA (LAVENDER CAPPED) container.
CSF: Collect at least 0.2ml using the CSF sample collection kit if available. A sterile container is a suitable alternative.
|Ideal time to take specimen|| ||Labelling requirements||click here||How to take the specimen|| ||Transport to the laboratory||If transport is delayed then store at +4°C||Test Times||EBV serology: Daily
EBV PCR: Daily
|Turnround||5 working days||Additional information|| |
|Additional Examination Requests||click here|