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Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) is a type of virus that can cause infectious mononucleosis, also known as "mono". This virus spreads through saliva and can be transmitted through kissing, sharing utensils, or other close contact with an infected person. Most people are infected with EBV at some point in their lives, but many do not develop any symptoms. However, in some cases, it can lead to serious complications such as cancer. The EBV - Viral Capsid Antigen (VCA) IgM Panel is a comprehensive test that detects the presence of antibodies produced by the immune system in response to the EBV infection.
1. Fatigue: One of the most common symptoms of an EBV infection is fatigue. The person may feel very tired and weak even after resting for a long time.
2. Sore throat: A sore throat is another common symptom of EBV infection. The person may experience pain while swallowing and the throat may appear red and swollen.
3. Fever: A mild fever may occur in some cases of EBV infection.
4. Enlarged lymph nodes: The lymph nodes in the neck, armpits or groin may become swollen and tender.
5. Body ache: Muscle and joint pain may be experienced in some cases.
The EBV - Viral Capsid Antigen (VCA) IgM Panel is performed by taking a blood sample from the patient The blood sample is drawn from the patient's arm using a needle. The sample is then sent to the laboratory for analysis. At the lab, the blood sample is analysed for the presence of antibodies. The test results can help determine if a person has had an EBV infection recently.
There is currently no specific treatment available for EBV infection. Most people recover within a few weeks with plenty of rest, fluids, and over-the-counter medications for pain and fever. However, if the symptoms persist or become severe, medical attention may be required. In such cases, antiviral medications or steroids may be prescribed to manage severe symptoms.
In some cases, a positive EBV - Viral Capsid Antigen (VCA) IgM Panel test result may require further confirmation with a clinical test. This can help identify the specific type of infection and guide appropriate treatment options for the patient.
Booking a slot for an EBV - Viral Capsid Antigen (VCA) IgM Panel test on Apollo 24|7 is easy and convenient. Patients can log onto the website and select the desired test from the list of available options.
They can then choose a suitable time slot and make the payment online. The test results are usually available within 11 days of the sample collection.
There are several benefits of opting for an EBV - Viral Capsid Antigen (VCA) IgM Panel test early on. These include early detection and treatment of the infection, which can reduce the likelihood of complications such as chronic fatigue syndrome or cancer. Early diagnosis can also help prevent the spread of the infection to others.
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The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results