Epstein-Barr serology tests - Definition

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Serology is the study of the body's serums aimed at detecting alterations caused by disease. The Epstein-Barr virus belongs to the herpes viral family and is detected by way of serology tests performed on venous blood samples that reveal the presence of antibodies specific to this virus. The Epstein-Barr virus is responsible for mononucleosis, yet can also be involved in Hodgkin's lymphoma and certain types of cancer.