Also known as: EBV Antibodies; EBV VCA-IgM Ab; EBV VCA-IgG Ab; EBNA-IgG Ab; EA-D IgG Ab
Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody to Viral Capsid Antigen, IgM; Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody to Viral Capsid Antigen, IgG; Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody to Nuclear Antigen, IgG; Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody to Early D Antigen, IgG; Heterophile Antibodies (see Monospot
At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To help diagnose glandular fever (also known as Infectious Mononucleosis); to help evaluate susceptibility to EBV infection; to distinguish between an EBV infection and another illness with similar symptoms
When to Get Tested?
When you have symptoms of glandular fever but a negative Monospot test; when a pregnant woman has flu-like symptoms; sometimes when an person has been exposed to EBV
A blood sample taken from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?
No test preparation is needed.