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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.

Dr. Al Hegab
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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/

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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. These test results would be found in 80-90% of healthy adults.

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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

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Mono results back ebv-igg 4.44/ebv- IgM 0.60/ebv- nuclr ag 8.43/ebv -early ag 0.29 means what exactly? And could this cause elev sed?

Mono results back ebv-igg 4.44/ebv- IgM 0.60/ebv- nuclr ag 8.43/ebv -early ag 0.29 means what exactly? And could this cause elev sed?

Recent Mono infectio: Serologic testing for ebv (causative organism for infectious mononucleosis) suggest a recent infection elevated sed rate is not well explained though.

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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

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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.

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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

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Dr. Gregory Lanza
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Immunoglobulin M (Definition)

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