Viral Disease Profile


A blood test for the presence of EBVA (Epstein Barr Virus Antigens) and CMV (Cytomegalovirus antigens).


Epstein Barr virus also called human herpes virus 4 (HHV-4), is a virus of the herpes family and is one of the most common viruses in humans, in some it is associated with infectious mononucleosis (glandular fever). It is also found in people with other chronic conditions including certain autoimmune diseases.

Likewise Cytomegalovirus is widespread in the community it is estimated that over half of adults by age 40 have been infected with CMV and most healthy children and adults who contract the virus, have few if any symptoms. People with weakened immune systems who get CMV can have more serious symptoms affecting the eyes, lungs, liver, esophagus, stomach, and intestines.