Epstein-Barr Virus Viral Capsid Antigen (VCA) Antibody (IgG) Test in Ashland, Kentucky
The Epstein-Barr Virus Viral Capsid Antigen (VCA) Antibody (IgG) test contains 1 test with 1 biomarker.
Primary infection by EBV causes infectious mononucleosis, usually a self-limiting disease in children and young adults. Infection with EBV can cause lymphoproliferative disorders including tumors. VCA-IgG is typically detectable at clinical presentation, and persists for life. Absence of VCA-IgG usually indicates the patient is susceptible to EBV infection.
Also known as: EpsteinBarr Virus Viral Capsid Antigen VCA Antibody IgG
Ebv Viral Capsid Ag (Vca)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a virus that typically causes a mild to moderate illness. These tests detect antibodies to EBV in the blood and help establish a diagnosis of an EBV infection.
Epstein-Barr virus causes an infection that is very common. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as 95% of people in the United States will have been infected by EBV by the time they are 40 years old.