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 Field Name  Data Description
Test Name  Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Viral Capsid Antigen IgA
Code  EBV Ab to Viral Capsid Ag. IgA.
CPT Code  86665
Last Modified  4/18/2018 1:56:00 PM
Test Name  EBVAbCapAglgA.
Synonyms  VAC, antibody, epstein barr virus, EBV Ag, antibodies
Patient Preparation  
Spec. Requirements  Blood
Tube  Gold or Red
Collection Volume  3.5 mL Gold or 4.0 mL Red
Storage  Regrigerate 2 weeks, Frozen 1 year, Ambient 2 days
Routine TAT  1-3 Days
Days Test Performed  
Performed by BHS  None
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Reference Lab  LabCorp of America
Reference Lab Code  829532 EBV Ab to Viral Capsid Ag, IgA
Clinical Use  VCA-IgA antibodies are useful for screening high risk populations for nasopharyngeal carcinoma. VCA-IgA antibody screening combined with detection of high titer EA IgA antibodies is useful in identifying early stage nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
Reference Range  EBV Viral Capsid Antigen IgA Abs: < 1:10 titer
Critical Value  
Testing Sample Type  Serum
Min Lab Testing Volume  0.4 mL
Special Handling  Collection:Serum should be separated from cells within 2 hours of venipuncture. Send serum in a plastic transport tube.
Lab Notes  Testing referred to ARUP Y8#51626
Methodology  EIA - Enzyme Immunoassay
Limitations  For research use only

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