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.
The Epstein-Barr Virus Screen checks for 4 biomarkers:
- Ebv Nuclear Ag (Ebna)
- Ebv Viral Capsid Ag (Vca)
- Ebv Early Antigen D