Need help interpreting positive Epstein Barr Virus Results.

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   Posted 7/21/2017 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi There,

I recently had an Epstein Barr Virus Antibody Panel done, in which the interpretation was "No definitive interpretation can be made. This specimen exhibits an unusual antibody profile". I did a number of searches, as well, but, couldn't find someone with my results. Here are my results:

EBV Viral Capsid AG (VCA) AB (IGM ) < 36.00 (Range: <36 Negative) - Negative Result
EBV Viral Capsid AG (VCA) AB (IGG) , 18.00 (Range: : <18 Negative) - Negative Result
EBV Nuclear AG (EBNA) AB (IGG) >600 H (Range: >21.99 Positive) - Positive Result

I have never been diagnosed with mono or experienced severe mono symptoms, however, I have suffered from severe fatigue for quite some time now. I have so many questions, but, I would start with the basics and regards to what this means.

Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time out of your day to help me!

Post Edited (Jackson19) : 7/21/2017 7:49:01 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 7/27/2017 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Jackson, I am not an expert on this but it looks like the one test is positive for EBV, not for a recent infection, but a past infection. The IgM antibodies would be positive for a more recent infection.

Did you ask your doctor for an interpretation? They should do that for you and give you their opinion.
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