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Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Antibodies Blood Test checks for past or current EBV infection.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Antibodies Blood Test?

The Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Antibodies Blood Test is a diagnostic tool that detects antibodies to the EBV in the blood, helping to establish a diagnosis of EBV infection.

How much does the Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Antibodies Blood Test cost?

The cost of the test typically ranges from £70 to £150 in the UK. This price includes any additional charges such as an appointment fee for the test.

Is a doctor's referral necessary for this test?

No, a doctor's referral is not necessary for this test. A self-referral allows you to book a private appointment directly with the provider.

What conditions and symptoms may prompt someone to have this test?

The test is often recommended for individuals showing symptoms of infectious mononucleosis, such as fatigue, fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph nodes. It may also be used to confirm a diagnosis of EBV infection in individuals who have been exposed to someone with mononucleosis but do not have any symptoms.

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Conditions & Symptoms

The Epstein-Barr Virus Antibodies Blood Test is often recommended for individuals who have symptoms of infectious mononucleosis, such as fatigue, fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph nodes. It may also be used to confirm a diagnosis of EBV infection in individuals who have been exposed to someone with mononucleosis but do not have any symptoms*5*.

What to expect on the day of your test

On the day of your test, a healthcare provider will draw a sample of your blood. There is no special preparation required for the test. Some people may feel moderate pain when the needle is inserted, while others may feel only a prick or stinging sensation*3*.

Test Analysis

The blood sample is sent to a lab, where a specialist looks for antibodies to the Epstein-Barr virus. If antibodies are detected, it indicates that you have been infected with the virus. The test may need to be repeated in 10 days to 2 or more weeks to confirm the results*3*.

Additional Resources

For more information about the Epstein-Barr Virus Antibodies Blood Test, you can visit the following websites:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): https://www.cdc.gov/epstein-barr/laboratory-testing.html
- Testing.com: https://www.testing.com/tests/epstein-barr-virus-ebv-antibody-tests/
- Mount Sinai: https://www.mountsinai.org/health-library/tests/epstein-barr-virus-antibody-test

References

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Laboratory Testing. https://www.cdc.gov/epstein-barr/laboratory-testing.html
  2. Testing.com. Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Antibody Tests. https://www.testing.com/tests/epstein-barr-virus-ebv-antibody-tests/
  3. Mount Sinai. Epstein-Barr virus antibody test. https://www.mountsinai.org/health-library/tests/epstein-barr-virus-antibody-test
  4. Cleveland Clinic. Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) - Symptoms, Causes & Treatment. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/23469-epstein-barr-virus
  5. WebMD. What to Know About the Epstein-Barr Virus Test. https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/what-to-know-epstein-barr-virus-test

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