EBV Virus is a gammaherpes virüs 4 which is one of the nine human Herpesvirus types . It is the most common one, which is a double stranded DNA virus.. It’s best known resultant pathology is infectious mononucleosis. It spreads most commonly through body fluids primarily saliva. The infection results in fever, fatique, inflamed throat, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, enlarged spleen, swollen liver and rash. After the infection occurs, it becomes latent (inactive) in the body, but people with weakened immune systems, develop symptoms of EBV infection. After the contact, virus is first reacted by IgM antibodies following with lifetime IgG antibody defence if immune system is not weakened. EBV IgM shows acute infection while EBV IgG reflects past contamination.
Interpretation:Interpretation: In normal condutions, EBV Ig M is found only in acute infections. IgG antibody positivity is a sign of long term protection unless the immune system stays strong.
Sample: Arm vein blood. Nonfasting
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