HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS (HSV) TYPE SPECIFIC IGG ANTIBODIES

Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 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: 7 days; Frozen: 14 days

Reference Range
<=0.90 Negative: No antibody detected
0.91-1.09 Equivocal: Repeat testing in 4-12 weeks
>=1.10 Positive: IgG antibody to HSV-I/HSV-II detected, which may indicate current or previous exposure.

Performed
Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday

Turnaround Time3 days
Test CodeHERPG
CPT-4 Code (s)
86695, 86696
LOINC Codes
HSV 1 IgG   5206-8  
HSV 2 IgG   5209-2  

Warde
Medical
Laboratory