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Frequently Asked Questions About EBV Test
What is Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) Test?
The Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) is a type of herpes virus. A person infected with the Epstein Barr Virus may develop a illness generally known as infectious mononucleosis (mono). The EBV usually spreads through saliva and in rare cases it may spread through the blood.
It is said that most of the people will get infected by this virus one way or around in their lifetime. The EBV Test which is also called as Epstein Barr Virus Antibodies Test measures the level of EBV antibodies present in the blood.
The EBV antibody which is produced by our immune system acts prevents a person from getting infected by this virus. Generally the Epstein Barr Virus infection do not show any symptoms in children.
When is Epstein Barr Virus Test done?
Normally the Epstein Barr Virus Test is done if your doctor thinks that you are infected by the EBV or showing symptoms of mono. The symptoms of mono are
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Enlarged Spleen
Preparations for EBV Test
EBV Test is a simple blood test. There are no special preparations required for the test. You can have your normal diet and carry on regular activities prior to the test. It is recommended to wear half sleeved clothes during the procedure as it will make it easy to draw the blood samples.
Procedure of Epstein Barr Virus Test
The procedure of Epstein Barr Virus Test is almost similar as that of any other blood test. A nurse will put a tight band around your arm to make your veins swell.
Then a cotton pad soaked in sanitary liquid will be used to clean the area from where the blood is to be drawn. A nurse will inject a needle into the vein to draw the blood samples.
After removing the needle a cotton ball will be used to press on the punctured site to stop the bleeding. Then the nurse will put a band aid on the punctured site. The samples collected will be sent to the laboratory for further testing.
Normal Range of Test Results
The blood samples will be tested against EBV antibodies. It looks for VCA (IgG), VCA (IgM) and Epstein Barr Nuclear Antigen in the blood sample.
If the results show that there are no EBV antibodies in the blood then it indicates that you are no infected by the virus in the past. If the test results are positive then the person is likely to be infected by the Epstein Barr Virus. Your doctor may also ask you to take EBV DNA PCR Test for further diagnosis.