Also known as: EBV Antibodies; EBV VCA-IgM Ab; EBV VCA-IgG Ab; EBNA-IgG Ab; EA-D IgG Ab
Formal name: Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody to Viral Capsid Antigen, IgM, IgG; Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody to Nuclear Antigen, IgG; Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody to Early D Antigen, IgG; Heterophile Antibodies
At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To help diagnose infectious mononucleosis (mono); to distinguish between an Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection and another illness with similar symptoms; to help evaluate susceptibility to EBV
When to Get Tested?
When you have symptoms of mono but a negative mono test; when a pregnant woman has flu-like symptoms; occasionally when an person has been exposed to someone with mono
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
Test Preparation Needed?