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Recently tested high levels for all 3 ebv antibodies >5 igm,igg,igg(ebna). what does this mean?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

May be past and/or: This may b a past or resent EBV infection. Usually we get EBV infection in our younger years and the EBV virus is the cause of mononucleosis. Your physician will have to evaluate you to see if these findings are clinically relevant.

Answered 3/1/2016


Dr. Cornelius Oleary answered

Specializes in Urgent Care

Epidemiology of EBV: Studies show that the Epstein Barr Virus is ubiquitous in all human populations. Children acquire the disease and seroconvert in the first few years of life. Studies also show that EBV titers are high in young children and then in persons above 50 years old. IGM antibodies are usually seen in early infection IGG antibodies immunity or memory response. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK47424/

Answered 3/17/2016



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