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The Epstein-Barr Virus Antibodies test is designed to detect the Epstein–Barr virus (EBV), also called human herpesvirus 4 (HHV-4), which is of the herpes family, and is one of the most common viruses in humans.

The Epstein-Barr virus is best known as the cause of infectious mononucleosis (glandular fever). However, it s also associate with particular forms of cancer, such as Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Burkitt’s lymphoma, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, and central nervous system lymphomas, associated with HIV.

This test is looking for Epstein-Barr Virus antibodies in the blood.

Analytes included:

EBV-IgM & IgG VCA (viral capsid antigen)
EBNA (Epstein-Barr nuclear antigen)-antibodies

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