EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS ANTIBODY IgM (088-5008)
Synonyms: EBV IgM, EBV-VCA IgM
CPT 4 Code: 86665
Test Order Mnemonic: EBVM
Request Form: Microbiology/Serology
Collection: Routine venipuncture, SST (serum separator tube)
Storage Instructions: Centrifuge the specimen, and store at 2-8░C.
Causes for Rejection: Gross hemolysis, lipemia, bacterial contamination, repeat orders within 72 hours
Availability: Samples are accepted 24 hours per day at Sample Management, Room 5.136 McCullough.
Turnaround Time: Test performed once per week
Special Instructions: Previously positive patients do not require repeat testing. If the patient has no detectable antibody, it is recommended to wait at least two weeks before testing again. Tests on samples collected less than two weeks from the initial negative results will be cancelled, unless approved by a Director or their designee in Microbiology.
Volume: 2 ml serum
Container: SST (gel barrier)
Reference Ranges: Current infection - presence; previous or no infection: absent
Test Method: Automated EIA (BioPlex 2200)
Revised 10/21/2011 by T. Friloux