Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
RESULT
Test Name : Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Viral Capsid Antigen (VCA) Antibody, IgG, Serum Order Code : VCAIGG
Synonyms: VCA, EBV, Epstein-Barr virus
Specimen Type: Serum
Container Type: SST Gold-top gel tube
Required Volume: 4 mL whole blood; 1 mL serum
Minimum Volume (Pediatric): 1 mL whole blood; 0.5 mL serum
Methodology: Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Standard Run Times: Varies
Turnaround Time: 5-7 days
Special Handling: Transport whole blood at room temperature or refrigerated. Centrifuge and transfer serum to a separate tube. Transport serum refrigerated. If transport is greater than 2 days, transport serum frozen.
CPT Codes: 86665
LPCH EPIC Code: LAB1373
SHC EPIC Code: LABVCAIGG
Causes For Rejection: Excessively hemolyzed, icteric, or lipemic specimens. Gross bacterial contamination.
Department: Virology