Also Known As
EBV AB Panel, EBV Serology, Epstein-Barr Virus AB Panel, Mononucleosis (Mono) Test
The Purpose of an Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody Panel
Mononucleosis is a highly contagious disease more commonly known as “mono” or the “kissing disease” (the latter refers to a common means of virus transmission). Mono is most often caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). An EBV antibody panel can help diagnose a recent or past infection.
What Does the EBV Antibody Test Measure?
The EBV AB Panel includes testing for Epstein-Barr virus VCA antibody (IgM), Epstein-Barr virus VCA antibody (IgG), and Epstein-Barr virus nuclear antigen (EBNA) antibody (IgG). These antibodies are produced by your immune system in response to the virus.
Who Should Take an EBV AB Panel?
This test is recommended if you are dealing with a current, recent, or past case of mono. You may also want to get an EBV antibody test if you experience symptoms linked to mononucleosis, including:
- Sore throat
- Swollen lymph nodes in your neck and armpits
- Swollen tonsils
- Skin rash
- A soft, swollen spleen
EBV AB Panel Blood Test Preparation
You don’t have to do anything special before giving your sample for the Epstein-Barr virus AB panel.
Epstein-Barr Virus AB Panel Results
Positive test results indicate you’ve been infected with the Epstein-Barr virus because the panel detected the presence of antibodies in your blood. If you are infected, you’ll want to speak with a doctor about treatment as soon as possible. Reach out to Personalabs, and we can schedule a telehealth appointment for you with one of our physicians.
Where Can I Get an Epstein-Barr Virus Antibody Panel Near Me?
The EBV AB panel blood test is one of more than 400 health tests available online at Personalabs. We carry a wide range of infectious disease tests so you can diagnose a medical issue and seek treatment that can help you get better quickly. We also give you access to more than 4,000 labs across the nation due to our partnerships with Quest Diagnostics and Labcorp, two of the most renowned lab companies in America. Here’s all you need to do to get started:
Step 1: Find the test you want, checking to make sure you don’t need a doctor’s approval prior to purchase. (This will depend on the state where you live.) Download the lab order that comes with the test.
Step 2: Navigate the lab locator tool on our website to find a facility that’s convenient for you and make an appointment for testing.
Step 3: Go to the lab for your appointment, bringing the test order so you can complete your blood work.
Step 4: Review your Personalabs results in your secure portal within 2 to 10 business days after your test date. Contact us if you need to get your results by a specific date, and we will reach out to the lab.
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