Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), Acute Infection

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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.

The laboratory services are for informational purposes only. It is not the intention of National Diagnostics, Inc and Life Extension to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health. Specific medical advice including diagnosis and treatment will not be provided. Always seek the advice of a trained health professional for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Both the physician and the testing laboratory are independent contractors with whom National Diagnostics, Inc makes arrangements for your blood tests. Neither National Diagnostics, Inc or Life Extension will be liable for any acts or omissions of the physician, the testing laboratory, or their agents or employees.