Epstein Barr Virus Antibody IgM

Last Modified: 3/25/2019 2:27:14 PM

Medical Necessity Documentation:
Duplicate testing on this test is not acceptable per Medicare:  Testing to only be done every 3 days
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 1.0 Serum in a SST Gold Top Tube
Collection Instructions:  
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 48 hours Refrigerated
30 days Frozen

Specimen to be transported Refrigerated to PRMC within 48 hours of collection to be frozen by Immunology department to maintain specimen integrity until testing occurs. Do not transport Frozen.
Reference Range:
OD ratio < 0.90 indicates no detectable Epstein-Barr Virus, IgM antibody.
OD ratio 0.91 - 1.09 are equivocal for Epstein-Barr Virus IgM antibody, Suggest a new specimen be collected and retested.
OD ratio > 1.10 is positive for Epstein-Barr Virus IgM antibody. A positive value indicates a primary or reactivated infection
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments:  
Methodology: EIA
Clinical Significance:  
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 7 days
Days Performed: Thursday
Sites Performed: Parkview Regional Medical Center
PHL Test Code: EBVM
EPIC Test Code: IMO26
Alternate Test Names: EBV IgM; EBV VCA IgM; Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody IgM
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 86665

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