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Epstine-Barr Virus Screen (EBV) Blood Test

Original price £105.00 - Original price £105.00
Original price
£105.00 - £105.00
Current price £105.00

This blood tests detects antibodies against the virus responsible for glandular fever.

  • Biomarkers: 3
  • Turnaround: 5 days

Simple and accurate blood test from a laboratory you can speak to.

Step 1. Choose sample collection option

Currently selected option: CLINIC APPOINTMENT

  • No waiting time - add same or next day appointment during checkout.
  • Rapid results - no waiting for the kit, no finger pricking, no posting the sample back.
  • Blood collection from your arm by our professional nurses.
  • Single appointment covers all your tests on the day.
  • We have clinics in London, Hove, Croydon, Guildford, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Cambridge, Maidstone and Crawley.

Clinic too far? Get a home kit by selecting "HOME KIT" as sample option, it's the same test.

About the EBV - Glandular Fever detection blood test

This test analyses your blood sample for the Epstein-Barr (EBV) virus antibodies, to help diagnose a past, recent or current EBV infection.

Epstein-Barr virus is one of the most common viruses in the world, and it is known to cause infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono or glandular fever.

Most people are infected with EBV at some point in their lives, often during childhood or adolescence. In many cases, the infection goes unnoticed or causes only mild symptoms. However, when the virus does cause symptoms, they can include fever, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, and fatigue.

3 Biomarkers


    - EBNA IgG Antibodies
    - Epstein - Barr Virus Capsid Antigen IgM
    - Epstein - Barr Virus Capsid Antigen IgG


    For most biomarkers our usual turnaround time is 24-48 hours, or less, from the time your sample is in our lab. We do not wait for all the results to complete before sending them to you, so you may start receiving results the same day for most cases, or as results become available.

    We are extremely proud of our very short turnaround times and a very efficient laboratory processes. Whilst we accommodate the shortest of time scales, with some results available within hours, for this particular test the usual turnaround time is:

    5 days

Doctor's notes

Hi, I am Dr. Adam Staten and here's my view on this test as a GP and Clinical Director at One Day Tests.

Glandular fever, or infectious mononucleosis, is primarily caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). While other viruses, such as cytomegalovirus (CMV), can also lead to similar symptoms, EBV is the most common and well-known culprit.

Glandular fever typically presents with a range of symptoms, including fever, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes (especially in the neck and armpits), fatigue, and sometimes an enlarged spleen and liver. These symptoms can be quite severe and last for several weeks.

Red flag symptoms for the Epstine-Barr Virus Screen (EBV) Blood Test

Even if your EBV screen is negative but you are experiencing severe symptoms of any kind, please contact your GP.

Your Results and Health Dashboard

The results of your Epstine-Barr Virus Screen (EBV) Blood Test will be emailed to you as a secured PDF file, ready for your GP and will also be uploaded to our Health Dashboard area of the website. It’s a unique and powerful tool, powered by our in-house clinical analysis research, to match your biomarkers across test panels and symptoms, as well as provide clinical commentary on all individual biomarkers you tested for.

The health dashboard will also provide "panel level" commentary - a birds eye view of the biomarkers that were tested. This feature allows you to view your test results and clinical commentary, and compare them to previous results, giving you a clear understanding of how your health is progressing.

By using the Health Dashboard, you can identify changes in your biomarkers and make necessary adjustments to your lifestyle. This added value is immense, as it empowers you to monitor your health and make informed decisions about your well-being.

It's free and is available with all of our tests.

Save on continuous monitoring with our subscription plan

The best way to look after your health is to do so regularly. This is easy to do with our continual monitoring plans which give you a discount on future blood tests. You choose the frequency and we'll do the rest.

When you purchase a subscription, we will deliver your home test kits or allow you to book appointments in line with your chosen frequency. You will be able to track your biomarkers over time in our powerful Health Dashboard, where results will be automatically updated for you. There is a minimum of 3 tests with any subscription, after which you can pause/restart/cancel at any time.

Special instructions

Hi, I am Stefania Brown, I am the Laboratory Manager at One Day Tests and here are the lab's special requests for the Epstine-Barr Virus Screen (EBV) Blood Test.

Drink plenty of water before having this test, so that you are well hydrated for the appointment.

Venepuncture appointment - how to prepare

If you are coming into one of our clinics for the test, this is what you need to do before you arrive:

  • Drink plenty of water about an hour before the appointment.
  • Avoid coffee/tea/energy drinks. Water is good!
  • That’s it! We’ll do the rest.

Home test kit for Epstine-Barr Virus Screen (EBV) Blood Test - how it works

Our blood test kits are simple and convenient.

The most important step in doing a blood test at home is to read the instructions very carefully. The process is very simple, but there are a few pitfalls you need to be aware of - you will save yourself a lot of time if you do it right the first time around!

  • Full printed instructions will arrive with your kit - please read them carefully.
  • Drink plenty before taking the sample and warm your hands up in the sink with warm water for a few minutes. This will make your blood flow much better.
  • Fill the tubes to the top line. We don’t need much blood; filling tubes to the top line is about 15 drops of blood.
  • Post the samples on the same day you take them, before midday, Monday to Thursday. If you post it any other time it might get to us late or be stuck at a sorting office over the weekend. You will then have to do it again.
  • Package the sample in the same box the kit came in. Otherwise, Royal Mail or DPD will reject it. The sample tubes go into a pouch, then into a cardboard box, and then into a return envelope. All of this is provided in the kit: please use it.

We look forward to receiving your sample in our lab!

How the finger prick home test kit for Epstine-Barr Virus Screen (EBV) Blood Test works - from Dr. Adam Staten

Why choose us?

Hello! My name is Dr. Vinesh Mistry, I am part of the GP team here at One Day Tests and here is why you should trust us to test your blood.

We run our own regulated laboratories and our own accredited clinics. We manufacture our own approved home sample collection kits. Your results are looked after by our fantastic clinical governance team and our super-talented biomedical science team.

When you book your test with us - you book directly with the lab. This means accuracy and responsible duty of care, direct access to the provider and extremely fast turnaround times.

Finally, our customer services rock! You can ask the lab a question any time or you can speak to a real human. It's good to WhatsApp, email on or give us a call on 0845 527 07 67.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hi, I am Lana Nela, Lead Nurse, and here is what we are frequently asked about this test.

How is EBV passed onto other people?

Glandular fever is typically spread through the exchange of saliva, which can happen through activities like kissing, sharing eating utensils, or close contact with an infected person. EBV can also be found in other bodily fluids like blood and genital secretions.

How long does EBV or glandular fever take to clear up?

Most people recover from glandular fever over time with rest and supportive care. However, the recovery period can vary from person to person, and some individuals may experience lingering fatigue for weeks (or even months!) after the acute symptoms have resolved.

Why take this test?

Hi, I am Dr. Marco Esposito and here is why it's important to take this test.

In cases of mono or other EBV-related illnesses, tracking the progression of the infection can be important for health management.

Monitoring changes in antibody levels and viral load can help determine if the infection is resolving or if complications are developing.

Is this test right for you?

Hi, I am Sandeep Patel, I am the Laboratory Director at One Day Tests. Here are the symptoms that you may wish to address with this test.

When you have symptoms such as fever, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes and fatigue - it is possible that you have an EBV infection.

Confirming the presence of EBV through laboratory tests, such as this blood test, can help in diagnosing infectious mononucleosis (mono) or ruling out other potential causes of these symptoms.


    Fatigue, Fever, and Throat infections

Why blood tests are important.