San Jose, CA
A 48-year-old female asked:

Does a test result for the ebv vca igg of 433 u/ml tell one anything in isolation - or does one need igm and/or ebna testing to evaluate the results? are the igm and ebna always ordered in tandem with the igg? i only have the igg results.

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 42 years experience
History of infection: An elevated VCA IgG shows a history of EBV infection but in isolation doesn't say if it's currently active- the other tests help show that, along with another called EA.They're usually ordered together.Almost all people in mid-20's or older have a positive IgG. The other tests are needed to see if it is chronic/reactivated. See
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