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Doctor insights on: Ebv Ab Vca Igg Results

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Epstein Barr Virus (Definition)

The epstein–barr virus (ebv) is a virus in the herpesvirus family and is one of the most common viruses in humans. Ebv is best known as the cause of infectious mononucleosis, and infection with ebv occurs by the oral transfer of saliva and/or genital secretions, hence the moniker "the kissing disease". In the us, about 90 to 95 percent of all adults have ...Read more


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Hi, How long do I have to wait for a EBV VCA IGG AB test for a more accurate results from a recent exposure?

Test: I do not practice in Singapore, but I usually have the test within 24 hours in the United States. Once your provider has the results the interpretation is immediate. ...Read more

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I need help learning what these blood test results mean please? EVB CAPSID IGG 6.3 AB EBV Earley 0.20 AB EBV NUCL AG 8.00 MONO# 0.4 BASO# 0.0 Can you please explain these numbers to me? Thank You...

I need help learning what these blood test results mean please? EVB CAPSID IGG 6.3 AB EBV Earley 0.20 AB EBV NUCL AG 8.00 MONO# 0.4 BASO# 0.0 Can you please explain these numbers to me? Thank You...

Results: You need to discuss these results with the physician that ordered the test as he needs to consider them in conjunction with your clinical presentation ...Read more

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What does this results mean? Ebv vca igg +4.58 and vzv igg +2.23.all other results are negative

Immune recognition: Your immune system 'recognized' and reacted to EBV - Epstein Barr Virus (the virus that causes mono) and it reacted to Varicella Zoster Virus -the virus that causes chickenpox. 90% of us are exposed to EBV, so there's no surprise there. Probably you had chickenpox as a child? or were lucky enough to be immunized? From my point of view, there's no cause for concern here. Talk to your doc if more Qs ...Read more

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Based on these test results, is it possible I currently have mono? EBV NA IGG: + / 4.2 EBV VCA IGG: + / 5.7 EBV VCA IGM: - / 0.2 EBV EA IGG: - / 0.5

Based on these test results, is it possible I currently have mono? EBV NA IGG: + / 4.2 EBV VCA IGG: + / 5.7 EBV VCA IGM: - / 0.2 EBV EA IGG: - / 0.5

Doubt acute mono: Diagnosis of Epstein Barr virus (EBV) infections is quite complex, and you should discuss these results with the doctor who ordered the tests. But these results suggest that you had an EBV infection in the past and that it isn't causing your current symptoms, whatever they are. I doubt you currently have mononucleosis due to EBV. The same results would be found in most healthy adults. ...Read more

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Help with blood results: EBV VCA IgG >8.0, EBV IgM neg. CMV antibody IgG 38, EBV NA antibody >8.0. Can it explain my body aches? Why or why not?

Old infection: With EBV is the pattern of IgG positive (including NA) and IgM negative. I assume the CMV which is a different infection is also the IgG? If so, both are old infections and do not usually explain your current symptoms. This is a pattern that shows immunity to these infections. Look for other causes. ...Read more

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I received mono results as follows ebv-igg 4.44 ebv- IgM 0.60/ ebv-nuclr ag 8.43/early ag 0.29 my gyno dr said I still have the infection. Is this true? Nuclr and IgG so high why?

No: Your antibody panel indicates past infection with epstein-barr virus the cause of mononucleosis. In an acute infection the vca-igm should be positive and yours is negative. The positive ebv-nuclear antibody indicates your initial infection was more than several months ago as this antibody doesn't turn positive until several months after primary infection. ...Read more

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Positive results for cmv, igg, ebv, doc says not active infection, but currently have fatigue/body aches. How serious is it? Scared I won't get better

Positive results for cmv, igg, ebv, doc says not active infection, but currently have fatigue/body aches. How serious is it? Scared I won't get better

Previous infection: All a positive IGG tells us is that you have been exposed to these 2 viruses in the past and your body has mounted an effective immune response. IGM would indicate an ACTIVE infection. Fatigue and body aches is likely not coming from either of these viruses but from another cause - viral, inflammation, deconditioning, poor sleep, poor diet, etc... ...Read more

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What does this mean? My EBV AB VCA IGG is 239. my IGM is 36

Mono test: The EBV antibody viral capsid antigen IgG appears within 7 days after infection and last for life. The IGM antibody appears in 7 days, but lasts 3 months. Labs are various on tere actual levels, so you will need to talk to your provider about the levels in accordance with the labs norms. ...Read more

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EBV ab vca, igg level 157 and ebv nuclear antigen ab, igg is 208. Normal 0-17.9. What does this mean.

Prior infection: Like most adults you had an infection with EBV and were not aware of it. It does not have any pathological significance.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I had mono when I was younger- just has bw done & is showing Ebv Nuclear Antigen Ab, Igg>600.0 - Ebv Ab Vca, Igg>600.0 - is it possible to get it 2x?

I had mono when I was younger- just has bw done & is showing Ebv Nuclear Antigen Ab, Igg>600.0 - Ebv Ab Vca, Igg>600.0 - is it possible to get it 2x?

EBV: The test results you are providing are indicative of previous EBV infection. However, EBV can reactivate and the early antigen will convert positive with positive VCA IgM ...Read more

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Elevated EBV ab VCA IgG <8 and EBV nucleaer antigen ab IgG test 4.2. & anti-dna (ss)igg ab qn (119)& c react protien (5.6) what are implications?

Elevated EBV ab VCA IgG <8 and EBV nucleaer antigen ab IgG test 4.2. & anti-dna (ss)igg ab qn (119)& c react protien (5.6) what are implications?

Nothing.: Ebv antibodies indicate you had a previous infection, but not active. The c-reactive protein needs a units indicator - that is either normal or somewhat elevated. The anti ss dna is extremely nonspecific and very rarely indicated; I have no idea why that was ordered, discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Alkaline Phosphatase 129 / C-Reactive Protein 13.2 / Ebv Nuclear Antigen Ab & Ebv Ab Vca, Igg >600 / Dr. Says no worries but should I be concerned?

Alkaline Phosphatase 129 / C-Reactive Protein 13.2 / Ebv Nuclear Antigen Ab & Ebv Ab Vca, Igg >600 / Dr. Says no worries but should I be concerned?

Depends: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your C-reactive protein is elevated suggesting inflammation. you may wish to repeat the test in 6 months or so. Your doctor knows more about your health and you should follow his/her advice. ...Read more

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MRI shows nonspecific flair hyperintensities in the deep and subcortical white matter. Blood work shows EBV ab VCA IgG 325.00 and Lyme P23 ab present?

See details: A single positive on the Western blot means nothing. That is a negative test. Similarly a positive EBV IGG means old but not active disease. Why was the MRI ordered in the first place? ...Read more

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Age 49 healthy male. Oct 15 & Mar 16 EBV test comparisons. AB IGG >600 both AB IGM 52.4 74.4 EA IGG 23.4 29.2 NA IGG 51.3 40.5 Any advice, Tx?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your lab data indicates that you had EBV infection, like most adults have had. If you have no symptoms, there is nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more

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EBV early antigen Ab, IgG <9; EBV Eb, VcA, IgG >600; EBV nuclear antigen Ab IgG 108. Diagnossed with CAEBV infection. Does this sound right to you?

Maybe.: The profile is of a past infection. I am not sure if it can be diagnosed just by symptoms and evidence of past infection. I think you would need the second criteria of diagnosis which is DNA of EBV in peripheral tissue or blood detectable through PCR test with a low anti-EA. Have other diagnoses like Lyme's been tested for? ID specialist.

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3245398/ ...Read more

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Reactivated EBV 9 months after first infection. Could I be immunodeficient? Antibody count: 65 ab VCA igm; 53 ea ab igg; 431 ab VCA igg; 289 ebna igg.

No: Unfortunately ebv stays alive forever in one's lymphocytes and can get activated easily in susceptible people without known immunodeficiency. However you may call that an immunodeficiency given that all people have been infected with it yet only few would have recurrent ebv problem. ...Read more

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IS THERE`S A PRESENT INFECTIOUS? MY EBV ANTIBODY PANEL: VCA - IGM 43 VCA - IGG 1041 EA - IGG 295 EBNA - IGG 133

Yes, it is recent.: Presence of IGM indicates a recent infection. This type of antibody is released early as this carries five times the blocking sites compared to other antibodies. Presence of IGM thus suggests an ongoing attempt by our immune system to fight a current infection. ...Read more

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What does my EBV IgG mean?

EBV: It means that you were exposed to epstein barr virus at one time in your life. About 80% of the population has joined you in this. ...Read more

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I HAVE EBV IgG +ve. What to do?

Nothing: Unless you are sick, see your doctor. Most people have EBV IgG +ve! Why was the test done, how was your clinical picture, is what matters more, self treatment/medicating isn't good, only will lead to more confusion together with the use of Dr Google. See your doctor or a doctor you trust if you really suffer, good luck ...Read more

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What does a high IgG mean? Ebv was high.

What does a high IgG mean? Ebv was high.

Immunoglobulins:: High igg means the person was exposed to the infective agent in the past or got vaccination against it, means immunity against it. High igm means, the person has new exposure or infection now. Eb virus causes mono, infects 95% of world population, 1/3rd. Cases occur during adolescence and young adulthood, virus shed in oral secretions >6mo after an infection. ...Read more

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I HAVE EBV IgG +ve. What to do? , I suspected it cause I have ptyriasis chronica so I did the test

See an experienced: Dermatologist please, shooting in the dark and self treatment isn't recommended, EBV IgGs are a common finding in many people, doesn't denote that you have the condition, just means previous exposure to the virus. To confirm the diagnosis you need a skin biopsy, treatment supervised by an experienced dermatologist should be pursued, course may take months, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Ebvab VCA IgM <36 (range 0-35.9), ebvearly antigenab IgG 37 (0-8.9), ebvab VCA IgG >600 (0-17.9), EBV nuclearantigenab IgG 409 (0-17.9) mono? No mono?

Ebvab VCA IgM <36 (range 0-35.9), ebvearly antigenab IgG 37 (0-8.9), ebvab VCA IgG >600 (0-17.9), EBV nuclearantigenab IgG 409 (0-17.9) mono? No mono?

You had mono...: Your mono-like symptoms likely prompted the testing- I hope you are starting to feel a little better. Testing for different antibodies (igm and igg) against ebv, requires careful interpretation. In early phases of infection, the igm level peaks first followed by a decline; levels of igg peak afterwards, and may remain elevated for quite a while. ...Read more