Test Details

Mnemonic

H12MQ

Ordering Code

3726000

CPT-4 Code(s)

86695, 86696, plus 86695 for HSV 1, or 86696 for HSV 2 if reflexed to titer, at additional cost

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

0.3 mL

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Gross hemolysis or lipemia. Cord blood.

Stability

Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days

Methodology

Immunofluorescence Assay (IA)
more

Reference Range

Negative
more

Performing Laboratory

Quest SJC
more