Epstein-Barr Virus Viral Capsid Antigen (VCA) Antibody, IgA

Last Modified: 1/8/2019 9:51:15 AM

Specimen Requirements:

1.0 mL Serum from a Red Top Tube in a Plastic Vial

Minimum Volume: 0.25 mL Serum
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 7 days Ambient
14 days Refrigerated  (transport)
30 days Frozen
Reference Range: <1:10
Interpretive Criteria
<1:10 Antibody not detected
1:10-1:40 Past infection
≥1:80 Chronic/Reactivated infection
Methodology: Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay
Clinical Significance: VCA IgA titers ≥1:80 are suggestive of chronic or reactivated EBV infection, whereas titer of 1:10, 1:20, or 1:40 typically indicate past infection
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 2 to 4 days
Days Performed: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest Diagnostic Infectious Disease
PHL Test Code: MSOT
EPIC Test Code:
Send Out Test Code: 38015
Alternate Test Names: EBV Capsid IgA; Epstein-Barr Virus Viral Capsid Antigen (VCA) Anti; Epstein-Barr Virus Viral Capsid Antigen (VCA) IgA
CPT Coding: 86665

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