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Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) can also be known as human herpesvirus 4 (HHV-4), it belongs to the herpes family of viruses that is very common in humans. The infection with EBV is usually either through genital secretion or by the oral transfer of saliva. EBV-associated infection have in many cases been linked to a high risk of many autoimmune diseases for example systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and Sjögren’s syndrome. EBV EA appears to be associated to the acute phase of the illness and in most cases drops to undetectable levels after 3-6 months. However, the detection of early antigen (EA) is a good indicator of an active infection. Diagnosing EBV infection are often difficult and challenging due to the fact that the symptoms are very similar to many other illnesses. Blood test and many other laboratory methods (for example ELISA assays) can be helpful to distinguish whether one is susceptible to EBV infection or has had a recent or even a past infection.
Human EBV EA-IgA ELISA kit can be used for detecting in-vitro quantitative amounts of human IgA antibodies against Epstein–Barr virus early antigen (EBV EA) using serum or plasma samples. This assay has a minimum analytical sensitivity limit of 1.1 U/ml.
The minimum detection sensitivity level of human Epstein–Barr virus early antigen (EBV EA) IgA using this human EBV EA-IgA ELISA kit was 1.1 U/ml. The dynamic assay range for this kit is 1.0 – 200.0 U/ml.
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- Full Name: EBV EA (Early Antigen) IgA ELISA Kit
- Reactivity: Human
- Sample Type: Serum, Plasma
- Sensitivity: 1.1 U/ml