**NOTE: All Laboratory testing requires an authorizing physician in order to complete the laboratory testing**
Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) Antibodies to Viral Capsid Antigen (VCA), IgG
The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) antibodies blood tests are used to help diagnose EBV infection. This is the most common cause of infectious mononucleosis (mono), if a person is symptomatic but has a negative mono test. The EBV test may be ordered for an asymptomatic patient to see if that patient has been exposed to EBV or is at risk to a primary EBV infection.