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Epstein Barr Virus Nuclear Antigen IgG Antibodies, EBV (NA) (Infectious Mononucleosis)

Epstein Barr Virus Nuclear Antigen IgG Antibodies, EBV (NA) (Infectious Mononucleosis)

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Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a common herpesvirus that can cause infectious mononucleosis, commonly known as mono. Most people get infected with EBV at some point in their lives. While the virus can be spread even when there are no symptoms, it’s most commonly spread through bodily fluids, especially saliva, hence it is often referred to as the “kissing disease.” For some people, the virus may reactivate later in life, but it usually doesn’t cause symptoms. However, in some cases, especially in people with weakened immune systems, the virus can lead to certain types of cancer. The Epstein Barr Virus Nuclear Antigen (EBV NA) IgG Antibodies test is used to help diagnose an infection with EBV.


  • Test NameEpstein Barr Virus Nuclear Antigen IgG Antibodies, EBV (NA) (Infectious Mononucleosis)
  • Sample TypeBlood
  • Preparations RequiredThere are no special preparations needed for this test. It is recommended to inform your doctor about any medications or supplements you are taking.
  • Report Time6 hours

What is the EBV NA IgG test used for?

This test is used to detect previous infection with the Epstein-Barr virus. The presence of IgG antibodies to the nuclear antigen indicates past infection.

How is the test performed?

A healthcare professional will draw a small sample of blood from your arm. This blood will then be sent to a laboratory, where the levels of EBV NA IgG antibodies will be measured.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The presence of EBV NA IgG antibodies typically indicates a past infection. The antibodies usually are not detectable until several weeks after infection and then stay in your system for life.

Infectious mononucleosis, or mono, is an infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. It is characterized by fatigue, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, and fever.

Mono is commonly transmitted through the exchange of saliva, which is why it’s sometimes called the “kissing disease.” It can also be spread through blood and other bodily fluids.

There is no specific treatment for mono. Most cases are mild and only require symptom relief. It is important to get plenty of rest, stay hydrated, and avoid strenuous activities.

In rare cases, mono can cause complications such as a swollen spleen, liver issues, and anemia.

Currently, there is no vaccine available for Epstein-Barr virus.

Yes, the virus can reactivate, but it usually doesn’t cause symptoms. However, in people with weakened immune systems, reactivation can be more serious.

If you have symptoms of mono such as fatigue, sore throat, fever, and swollen lymph nodes, it is important to see a doctor.

It depends on how you feel. If you have severe fatigue and fever, it is best to rest at home.

As there is no vaccine, preventing EBV infection can be difficult. Avoiding close contact with someone who has mono and not sharing drinks or eating utensils can reduce your risk.

EBV can infect anyone, but symptoms of mononucleosis are most common in teenagers and young adults.

Chronic EBV infections have been associated with certain types of cancer, but this is relatively rare.

If your test results are abnormal, it is advised to consult a doctor who specializes in infectious diseases.

Epstein-Barr virus is a common virus that can cause infectious mononucleosis. Understanding your test results can be an essential part of managing your health, so don’t hesitate to discuss them with your doctor to get the proper advice and care. Being aware and taking the necessary precautions can go a long way in managing the infection.

Epstein Barr Virus Nuclear Antigen IgG Antibodies, EBV (Na) (Infectious Mononucleosis)
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