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Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) Nuclear Antigen Antibody, IgG (8000100537)
Test Mnemonic:
Specimen Requirements:

Serum separator tube (SST)


Serum separator tube (SST)

Minimum Volume:

1 mL of serum


Refrigerate (2-8°C) up to 7 days; Samples should be frozen (<-20°C)

Specimen Preparation:

Within 2 hours of collection, centrifuge


Refrigerate (2-8°C) up to 7 days; Samples should be frozen (<-20°C)

Causes for Rejection:

Gross hemolysis, lipemia, bacterial contamination, improper collection of sample. Specimen container unlabeled or labeled incorrectly. No date and time of collection or no collector information on order.

Reference Range:

None detected

Turnaround Time:

Test is performed daily, Sunday through Friday


Multiplex Bead Immunoassay


Clinical Microbiology


EBV Nuclear Antigen antibody, IgG; EBV NA, IgG; EBV NA Antibody, IgG; EBNA

Clinical Indication:

An aid in the laboratory diagnosis of Epstein Barr Virus infection, and differentiation of recent versus past infection.

Patient Preparation :

Routine venipuncture

CPT 4 Code:



Use results of this test in conjunction with other Epstein Barr Virus antibody test results

EBV-NA, EBV-EA and EBV VCA can be tested simultaneously with the multiplex assay.  If results are equivocal, a second sample should be collected and tested.

When ordering tests for which Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement will be sought, physicians should only order tests that are medically necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of the patient. Components of the organ or disease panels may be ordered individually. The diagnostic information must substantiate all tests ordered and must be in the form of an ICD-10 code or its verbal equivalent.
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