EBV Early Antigen


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Quest Diagnostics Test Code: 15447

Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) is a virus that is responsible for the disease mononucleosis. It causes mild to moderate infection and is quite common amongst the adult population. Most people do not experience symptoms, but in some instances can get very ill. There are different tests which can be performed for the detection of EBV. EBV early antigen appears alongside IgM in the acute infection phase, after which point it usually disappears when the infection is under control. However, in 20% of people, this early antigen will remain present in detectable quantities in the blood for several years.

This test is performed in following conditions such as:

• Fatigue
• Fever
• Lack of appetite
• Rash
• Sore throat
• Swollen glands in the neck
• Weakness and sore muscles

Also Known As: Epstein Barr Virus-EA, Abs IgG


Specimen Collected
  • Blood
Estimated Time Taken

Turnaround time for the EBV Early Antigen Abs, IgG test is typically 2-3 business days.