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Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), Acute Infection

Item Catalog Number: LC216655

This test is used to detect a suspected EBV acute infection. Epstein-Barr virus is a herpes-type virus which is the cause of classic infectious mononucleosis.

EBV is causally implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic fatigue syndrome, Burkitt's lymphoma, nasopharyngeal carcinomas, and rare hereditary lymphoproliferative disorders.

This test includes measurements of the following antibodies plus an interpretation chart:

  • Antibodies to the Epstein Barr Early antigen (EA) IgM
  • Antibodies to the Epstein Barr Viral Capsid Antigen (VCA) IgG
  • Antibodies to the Epstein Barr Viral Capsid Antigen (VCA) IgM
  • Antibodies to the Epstein Barr Nuclear Antigen (EBNA)

You can check for acute EBV infection with or without fasting. This test is not included in any other Life Extension® blood test panel.