Test Details

Mnemonic

HERG2

Ordering Code

3007460

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

Enzyme 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-II detected,
which may indicate current or previous exposure.
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Performing Laboratory

WARDE MEDICAL LABORATORY
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