Epstein Barr Virus
Pfeiffer's disease is demonstrated when antibodies to the Epstein-Barr virus are present. This disease, if the liver is not spared, can degenerate into inflammation of the liver (hepatitis).
To demonstrate an EBV infection, 3 blood tests are done:
- EBV Epstein-Barr virus IgG antibodies (old infection)
- EBV Epstein-Barr virus IgM antibodies (recent infection)
- EBNA Epstein-Barr virus Nuclear Antigen (Epstein-Barr-NA-IgG)
Therefore, compared to a sceening test, the price is higher.
BLOT and PCR tests are also available upon request.
In case of a positive IgG or IgM and a negative ENBA, the blot confirmation test to see if the virus is really present is automatically performed. This is done because false positive results occur more often and can be excluded by the blot test. It is also known that pregnant women often have false positive immunological test results due to their altered (triggered) immune system.
False positive means: the result is positive because antibodies are shown, but you do not have the virus!
Since there is automatic testing in case of a positive result and a negative ENBA, you agree to re-test the Blott test when ordering this test. Epstein Barr virus (blot) serum €69,-