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Epstein Barr Virus - Virus Capsid Antigen IgM (EBV VCA IgM)

Test Name:Epstein Barr Virus - Virus Capsid Antigen IgM (EBV VCA IgM)
Epic Order Code:LAB1731  
CPT Code:86665  
Specimen(s) Type:Serum; 1.0 mL  
Acceptable Container(s):Tops are gold and red.
Testing Schedule:Tests are performed daily Monday-Friday.
Turn Around Time:STAT: NA  
 Routine: 72 hours  
Collection Information:No special patient preparation is required. Obtain specimen by standard collection procedures.
Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
Reference Clients:If unable to deliver to lab immediately, centrifuge the specimen and remove the serum from the red cells. Store and transport the specimen at 2-8° C within 7 days. If longer periods of storage are required the specimen must be frozen at -20° C.
Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficient quantity, incorrect/delay in transport.
Reference Range:Negative
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