Test Details

Mnemonic

HERPM

Ordering Code

3007420

CPT-4 Code(s)

86694

Specimen Information

Collect

Serum separator tube (SST)

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 1.0 mL serum in a screw capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen

Serum: Red top

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens, plasma

Stability

Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 48 hours
Frozen: 14 days

Methodology

Enzyme Linked Immunoassay
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Reference Range

≤0.90 Index
Negative: Not antibody detected
0.91 - 1.09 Index
Equivocal: Repeat testing in 10 - 14 days
≥1.10 Index
Positive: IgM antibody to HSV I and/or II
detected which may indicate
current or reactivated
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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