The Epstein-Barr Virus Panel detects IgG or IgM antibodies to various EBV antigens and indicates either past infection, primary reactivation or re-infection with Epstein-Barr virus or herpes type 4. This test measures the following, EBV viral capsid (VCA) IgG, EBV viral capsid (VCA) IgM, EBV early antigen (EA) IgG, EBV nuclear antigen (EBNA) IgG, EBV Nuclear antigen (EBNA) IgM. Following the acute phase, the virus persists mainly in the epithelial cells and B lymphocytes for the rest of the afflicted person’s life.
When should I use
To rule in or out EBV or if you suspect that it has reactivated
Other tests to consider:
MS2025 Autoimmune Trio Panel