EBV Serology


Test Information

Test Name

EBV Serology

Synonyms

Epstein Barr Virus; EBNA; Glandular Fever; EBV IgG; EBV IgM; EBV antibodies; Paul Bunnell; Monospot; GF; IM; Infectious Mononucleosis; Viral Capsid Antigen

Department

Immunology

Preferred Specimen

SST

Testing Location

PLW

Turn Around Time

4 Days

Clinical Update

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Collection Information

Patient Requestable

Yes


Processing Information

Registration Code

EBV

Notes

All infectious serology requests will require accompanying clinical details in order for testing to proceed. Exceptions:

  • Hepatitis Foundation screening protocols
  • Haemodialysis screening protocols
  • Antenatal screens
  • Immigrations medicals
  • Patient paid requests
  • Prisoners (Hepatitis B, C and HIV only)
  • Sexual Health Clinics/Screens (Syphilis, HIV, hepatitis B & C only)

Epstein Barr Virus Nuclear Antigen (EBNA) will be performed on all requests for EBV. EBV VCA IgG and IgM will be reflexed when EBNA is negative.

EBV Serology - Change of Practice September 2015

Alternative Specimen

EDTA; Heparin; Citrate


Methodology

Sample Storage

Fridge

Sample Stability

1 week

Interpretations

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Contact Information

andrew.soepnel@pathlab.co.nz