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Epstein-barr virus antibodies

This is an important test to help diagnose an infection with the Epstein-Barr virus.

Venous blood
3 tests included
4 days turnaround

£99.00

£79.00

About Epstein-barr virus antibodies

What is the Epstein-Barr virus?

The Epstein-Barr virus is a herpes virus which causes glandular fever, also known as mononucleosis. It is one of the most common viruses to infect humans and is spread by body fluids. Symptoms of the virus include fatigue, fever, swollen lymph nodes and a sore throat. It is common to be infected as a child and not to show any symptoms. In teenagers or adults, symptoms may last a couple of weeks and in some cases, several months. Epstein-Barr virus antibodies are produced by the body’s immune system in response to infection. The presence of specific antibodies (proteins produced by the immune system to help fight infections) can indicate the type of infection.  

Why take the test?

This test measures the level of Epstein-Barr virus antibodies and can be used to help diagnose an infection with the Epstein-Barr virus.

 

What's tested

Immunity

How it works

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Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.

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Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.

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Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.

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