Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Check (venesection)
It can be difficult to diagnose EBV because its symptoms so closely resemble a range of other illnesses. However, a blood test can confirm the presence of EBV antibodies in the system, or whether someone has had a recent or past infection.
What we test
Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) Serology
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) antibodies help diagnose a current, recent, or past EBV infection. EBV is a common member of the herpes virus family that is passed through the saliva and as many as 95% of adults are thought to have been infected. After exposure to the virus there is an incubation period of several weeks - EBV then causes an acute infection and then lies dormant. Latent EBV remains in the person’s body for the rest of their life, reactivating intermittently, but causing few problems unless the immune system is significantly compromised.
Test instructions
You do not need to fast for this blood test.
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