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EBV Antibody Panel 1 (Epstein-Barr Virus)

Mnemonic:    [EBV Panel]
Name:    EBV Antibody Panel 1 (Epstein-Barr Virus)
Specimen:    2 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube. Unacceptable Conditions:
-Tissue or urine.
-Contaminated, grossly hemolyzed, or heat-inactivated specimens.
Minimum Spec:    0.5 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable up to 2 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0050600
  Method:    Enzyme Immunoassay
Note:    This panel includes:
--EBV Ab to Viral Capsid Antigen (VCA), IgG
--EBV Ab to Viral Capsid Antigen (VCA), IgM
--EBV Ab to Nuclear Antigen (NA), IgG
--EBV Ab to Early D Antigen (EA-D), IgG

Acute and convalescent specimens must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens MUST be received within 30 days of receipt of the acute specimens.
Processing Info:    Separate serum from cells ASAP. Clearly mark tube "acute" or "convalescent". Severely lipemic or hemolyzed specimens are not acceptable.