Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests
Epstein-Barr virus IgM antibody Test in Kenya
Brief DescriptionThis test is used to detect presence of Epstein-Barr virus IgM antibody in blood for the diagnosis of acute EBV infection.
SynonymsEBV-VCA Antibodies IgM
Patient PreparationNo special preparation needed
Sample volume0.5 mL
Sample collection ContainerRed-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Sample collection instructions Serum should be separated immediately after sample collection.
Sample storagestable at room temperature/refrigerated/frozen for 14 days
Reference range<36.0 U/mL
Results Turnaround1-2 days after receipt of samples
Diseases / Diagnostic IndicatorsPositive detection of HBV IgM antibody is associated with"," fatigue"," Fever"," inflamed throat"," swollen lymph nodes in the neck"," enlarged spleen"," and swollen liver"," rash"," some individuals may exhibit a variety of symptoms.