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Old 03-15-2010, 12:12 PM   #1
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Epstein Barr Panel Lab Results Help Please

Hello,

I've been complaining of extreme fatigue for five years. I've been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (2005) and cardiomyopathy (2006). I'm under treatment for both right now, but the fatigue continues to the point it is hard to get out of bed some days. My new doctor suggested because of my long history with strep throat and scarlet fever, I may have Epstein Barr. I just got back my lab results, but I don't meet with the doctor for two more weeks. Can anyone help me with this? I've made my own diagnosis based on the last table, but I would like other feedback as well. Here are the results:



EPSTEIN BAR PANEL (VGA IgG/IgM, EARLY, EBNA IgG)
EPSTEIN-BARR VIRUS PANEL

EBV NUCLEAR ANTIGEN IgG 118.0 U/ML SEE BELOW
EBV NUCLEAR ANTIGEN IgG INTERPRETATION:
NEGATIVE <18.0 U/ML
EQUIVOCAL 18.0-21.9 U/ML
POSITIVE >/=22.0 U/ML


EBV EARLY AG IgG <5.0 U/ML SEE BELOW
REV EARLY ANTIGEN IgG INTERPRETATION:
NEGATIVE <9.0 U/ML
EQUIVOCAL 9.0-10.9 U/ML
POSITIVE >1=11 U/ML

REV VCA IgG >750.0 U/ML SEE BELOW
REV VGA IgG INTERPRETATION:
NEGATIVE <18.0 U/ML
EQUIVOCAL 18.0-21.9 U/ML
POSITIVE >/=22.0 U/ML

EBV VGA. 1gM 35.4 U/ML SEE BELOW
EBV VGA 1gM INTERPRETATION: -
NEGATIVE <36.0 U/ML
EQUIVOCAL 36.0-43.9 U/ML
POSITIVE > 44.0 U/ML

INTERPRETIVE TABLE
CLINICAL STAGE VCA.-IgG VCA-IgM EARLY AG EBNA
Never infected - - - -
Acute infection + + +/- -
Convalescence + +/- + +/-
Recent past infection + - +/- +
Remote past infection + - - +
Chronic infection + - + +/-

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Old 04-02-2010, 12:15 PM   #2
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Re: Epstein Barr Panel Lab Results Help Please

Do your results say which lab they used? I am working on finding your answer but every lab interprets a bit differently...

From what I am seeing your results indicate previous infection but I want to be sure.

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Old 04-05-2010, 06:19 AM   #3
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Re: Epstein Barr Panel Lab Results Help Please

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Do your results say which lab they used? I am working on finding your answer but every lab interprets a bit differently...

From what I am seeing your results indicate previous infection but I want to be sure.
Thank you so much for reply and the offer of assistance. The lab was Quest I believe. Since my original post I met with the doctor who said the test results indicated past and repeated infections. He said it was the bases for chronic fatigue. Thanks again.

 
Old 04-05-2010, 09:42 AM   #4
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Re: Epstein Barr Panel Lab Results Help Please

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Thank you so much for reply and the offer of assistance. The lab was Quest I believe. Since my original post I met with the doctor who said the test results indicated past and repeated infections. He said it was the bases for chronic fatigue. Thanks again.
Lookup CMV HHV6 HHV7 and XMRV...EBV is not the only virus associated w/ CFIDS...your doctor is giving you a line because he is not very familiar with the disease. Nobody knows for sure the trigger of CFIDS, but once that happens, then EBV and other viruses you have "past exposure to" can begin to cause you problems. There are many healthy people who carry these viruses and they do not get CFIDS...there is a missing "trigger" that has yet to be discovered.

 
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