Human EBV VCA IgG ELISA kit is a method designed for measuring in-vitro quantitative levels of human IgG antibodies against Epstein–Barr virus viral-capsid antigen (EBV VCA IgG) in plasma or serum samples. This assay has a minimum analytical sensitivity limit of 1.29 U/ml.
Epstein–Barr virus viral-capsid antigen (EBV-VCA) is responsible for the viral capsid of the Epstein–Barr virus and the antigen itself is the target of anti-VCA antibodies. These anti-VCA antibodies play an important role in diagnosing infectious mononucleosis. The identification of high levels of anti-VCA IgM can be used to confirm acute infection, whereas high levels of anti-VCA IgG antibodies indicates prior infection. Anti-VCA IgM is found to appear during the early stages of EBV infection and is gone between 4-6 weeks, whereas anti-VCA IgG is only present during acute phase infection and it peaks at 2-4 weeks and persists throughout the lifetime.
The minimum detection sensitivity level of IgG antibodies to Epstein–Barr virus viral-capsid antigen (EBV-VCA-IgG) using current human EBV VCA IgG ELISA kit was 1.29 U/ml. The dynamic range for this assay is 1.0 – 200.0 U/ml.
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- Full Name: EBV VCA IgG ELISA Kit
- Reactivity: Human
- Sample Type: Serum, Plasma
- Sensitivity: 1.29 U/ml