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Question by  Bob81 (33)

What kind of blood test shows positive for ebv?

I was told I was positive for ebv.


Answer by  jsmith (2067)

Your doctor was checking to see if you have antibodies against the Epstein-Barr virus circulating in your plasma. If you had circulating IgM, it means you are undergoing an active infection your body is trying to fight off. The active infection is the disease commonly known as Mono. Non-IgM antibodies indicate a previous exposure.


Answer by  michmich2 (195)

If you're told that you're positive for EBV, that means that the EBV titer blood test must have been drawn and sent, and come back with elevated results.


Answer by  pefree123 (75)

They would do an EBV blood test to check your antibodies. There may be an increase in your white blood cell count and lymphocytes. EBV is also know as Mononucleosis. If they suspect you have Mono they will take blood work to test for it, and also to rule out other possible illnesses.


Answer by  Clement (1453)

Direct detection of EBV in blood is possible but is usually not available for medical practitioners. Hence, serologic testing is commonly used, for instance, detection of the EBV nuclear antigen.


Answer by  kgrim (510)

A single-acute phase serum test sample testing for antibodies and differentiation of immunogloin G and M catagories is helpful. They can classify what type and possibly infected time period. A physician who is familiar with the patient and testing can determine initial infection through an antibody blood test.

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