This test is used to screen for the presence of Epstein-Barr virus. It aids in the diagnosis of both acute and chronic infection of EBV. This virus belongs to herpes group of viruses. It causes mononucleosis and is associated with number of other disorders including, Burkitt lymphoma,
Differentiation of acute from chronic or reactivated infections with Epstein-Barr virus. This test is also recommended if patient has symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. There are three types of antibodies produced by the immune system against specific viral antigen, these includes, early antigen antibodies, antibodies (IgG and IgM) against viral capsid and Epstein-Barr nuclear antigen (EBNA).
LabEspy recommends Lab Testing API, Personalabs, Save On Labs for this test.