HERPES SIMPLEX I and II, IgM

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.2 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Severely hemolyzed or lipemic specimens

Methodology
Enzyme Immunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: 8 hours; Refrigerated: 48 hours; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
<=0.90 Negative: No antibody detected
0.91-1.09 Equivocal: Repeat testing in 10-14 days
>=1.10 Positive: IgM antibody to HSV I and/or II detected which may indicate current or reactivated infection.

Performed
Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday

Turnaround Time4 days
Test CodeHERPM
CPT-4 Code (s)
86694
LOINC Codes
41399-7

Warde
Medical
Laboratory