Epstein-Barr Virus Titer
- EBV Antibodies
EBV is a very common virus, affecting more than two-thirds of people in the United States, and causing mononucleosis in young people. After a recovery period which lasts from 4 to 6 weeks, most people return to full health. A small number of people may have a recurrence of the illness in the future, since the virus remains in the body in an inactivate state. The EBV titer measures different immunological components of blood, and can help to determine the onset of your illness, whether the illness is in an inactive stage, and your recovery from the illness. A positive EBV titer is also seen in people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and has been associated with cancer of the nose and throat, and lymphoma.
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