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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

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

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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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Recently tested high levels for all 3 EBV antibodies >5 IGM,IGG,IGG(EBNA). what does this mean?

Recently tested high levels for all 3 EBV antibodies >5 IGM,IGG,IGG(EBNA). what does this mean?

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/ ...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.

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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What does a high EBV viral capsid antibody IgM mean?

What does a high EBV viral capsid antibody IgM mean?

DIAGNOSIS IS MONO:: Acute phase of infectious mononucleosis is characterized by rapid igm and igg antibody response to viral capsid antibody(vca) in all patients. The test may remain positive from 4 weeks, occasionally up to 4 months. ...Read more

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What does a high EBV viral nuclear capsid antibody, a high EBV viral capsid antibody IgG and a high IgM EBV viral capsid antibody mean, what's it mean?

What does a high EBV viral nuclear capsid antibody, a high EBV viral capsid antibody IgG and a high IgM EBV viral capsid antibody mean, what's it mean?

Likely immunity,,: You've got antibodies to the ebv which likely means you were infected at some time in your life and you recovered and now your body has circulating antibodies to it. An igg antibody in particular indicates long term resistance. This virus usually causes asymptomatic infection so you probably fought it off and weren't aware of it. Best of luck. ...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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One and a half year epstein barr virus, did many lab test for antibodies. Only IgG present but no igm. Test with VCA gp125, p19 ebna-1 p22 all postive?

One and a half year epstein barr virus, did many lab test for antibodies. Only IgG present but no igm. Test with VCA gp125, p19 ebna-1 p22 all postive?

Only indicates you..: Indicates you've had mono. The mono virus is permanently inserted into your b-lymphocytes and hepatocytes (liver tissue) forever! legacy of the "kissing disease! however, you did not specify your titer of "early antigen, " which can indicate chronic mono. See if this test was done! but form the data you present, nothing is abnormal and indicates you have had mono in the past! ...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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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

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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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Monotest (target values <1.0=negativ). Values: EBV VCA IgG-Ak 39.9; EBV VCA IgM-Ak 1.1; EBNA-1 IgG-Ak 14.7; EBV DNA (PCR) negativ. What does it mean?

Ask who ordered: The test, but in general, they were suspecting EBV infection/Infectious mononucleosis, which looks negative, the final diagnosis is with the doctor who ordered the blood test. Clinical picture is important, finally we treat patients not lab results, good luck ...Read more

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Had EBV reactivation in Nov, now IGM is - but IGG early antigen is high 42.4 (0-8.9). read this means EBV still active. What are possibilities?

Doubt reactivation: While it is very common to shed EBV during stress and illness as in Herpes simplex, EBV almost never " reactivates" except in patients with profound immunosuppressive, like a bone marrow transplant patient. Hi antibody tigers do not correlate with active disease. Even positive EBV cultures almost always reflect shedding and not invasive disease. Most patients are asymptomatically infected asbabies ...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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How to know If I have chronic Epstain Barr?On October8.2015 My EBV IgG was 137.06U/ml,IgM <4. On May 14.2015 it was IgM At 4 U/ml, IgG 148.7.Explain?

Immune memory: IgG antibodies persist over time. The are the "memory" arm of the immune system and facilitate removal of the virus and targeted immune response upon re-exposure or re-activation. The IgM levels are both low and not helpful in determining when an infection may have occurred. So, at some point you have been exposed to the virus (like most people). More info needed to discuss disease scenarios ...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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Ebv nuc ant igg=157/early ag igg=12.7/ebv VCA igg=112/ebv VCA igm=10.6. What does this mean? I am having pain left side? Spleen?

Recent infection: Serologic tests indicate a recent infection by epstein-barr virus, e.g., infectious mononucleosis. Your left side pain may not be related. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been sick for about 3 weeks, mostly fatigue. My EBV levels are VCA IgG 153, VCA IgM <10, early AG IgG 25.7, nuclear antigen IgG 158. Any ideas?

I've been sick for about 3 weeks, mostly fatigue. My EBV levels are VCA IgG 153, VCA IgM <10, early AG IgG 25.7, nuclear antigen IgG 158. Any ideas?

No idea: First you would need to give us more details on the sickness other than just fatigue. The tests you have had are not helpful in making a diagnosis. I would recommend that you consult an internist to get a thorough workup since there are many causes for fatigue= both physiologic and psychologic. ...Read more

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My EBV IgM came back that I have acute 8.0 ebv/mono.. I've been having severe symptoms for 3-4 weeks, how long will this keep up?

Infectious mononucle: Ebv disease can persist for months in some individuals and there is little means of predicting time to recovery. It appears to be helpful to maximize your rest and keep a healthy diet and do not stress yourself with overindulgence of alcohol or drugs. Keep exercise to a level in which you are not exhausting yourself. Hope this clears soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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So my EBV IgG is 5.14 and IgM is 0.68. Why would it of went up since august. It was 3.44 IgG and 0.58 for igm? Do these numbers fluctuate

So my EBV IgG is 5.14 and IgM is 0.68. Why would it of went up since august. It was 3.44 IgG and 0.58 for igm?  Do these numbers fluctuate

Past EBV infection: You have normal level of igm which is below0.90 both times and positive igg test, which suggests a past infection eith eb virus and 3.44 or 5.14 both have the same message as past infection and increase may be just a number given by labs.You might have had infestion in recent past and that is why igg is higher. ...Read more

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Why would EBV return 8 later months with higher numbers, in healthy 17 yr old? I am very worried IgM 90 and IgG 147. Cbc is normal.

Why?: Ebv titer rises with many conditions and i often consider it just a busy body. If you are healthy otherwise, don't worry over it. On the other hand, why was the test obtained if you were healthy in the first place? ...Read more

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Had EBV test came back EBV nuc IgG ser qi eia positive and EBV vac IgG eia postive. Ebv capsid IgM eia negative. I'm so tired what do this mean?

Had EBV test came back EBV nuc IgG ser qi eia positive and EBV vac IgG eia postive. Ebv capsid IgM eia negative. I'm so tired what do this mean?

Makes perfect sense: Igm antibodies rise only during the actual, acute infection. They then fade away and are replaced by the various igg antibodies, which are the ones that provide lifetime protection against the same strain of the virus. So your numbers are consistent with the fact you had mono years ago. There is no igm, and positive igg levels. So you are immune and do not currently have mono. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Lanza
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Immunoglobulin M (Definition)

There are 5 classes of immune proteins: igg, iga, igm, ige and igd. Igm fights infection. If you produce too little then infections may occur and you have hypogammaglobulinemia. If you have too much you ...Read more


Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more