Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Epstein-Barr virus IgM antibody Test in Kenya

Brief Description

This test is used to detect presence of Epstein-Barr virus IgM antibody in blood for the diagnosis of acute EBV infection.


EBV-VCA Antibodies IgM

Patient Preparation

No special preparation needed

Sample Type


Sample volume

0.5 mL

Sample collection Container

Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Sample collection instructions

Serum should be separated immediately after sample collection.

Sample storage

stable at room temperature/refrigerated/frozen for 14 days

Reference range

<36.0 U/mL

Results Turnaround

1-2 days after receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

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