Test Details

Mnemonic

HERG1

Ordering Code

3007455

CPT-4 Code(s)

86696

Specimen Information

Collect

Serum separator tube (SST)

Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate 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

Severely hemolyzed or lipemic specimens

Stability

Room temperature: 8 hours
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 14 days

Methodology

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
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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 detected

which may indicate current or previous exposure.
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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