Test Details

Mnemonic

HSVGM

Ordering Code

3007410

CPT-4 Code(s)

86695 HSV I IgG Ab86696 HSV II IgG Ab86694 HSV I/II IgM Ab

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

Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens; Plasma

Stability

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

Methodology

Enzyme linked Immunoassay; Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
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Reference Range

Herpes Simplex IgG I Antibody:
≤0.90 Negative: No antibody detected
0.90-1.09 Equivocal: Repeat testing in 4-12 weeks
≥1.10 Positive: IgG antibody to HSV-I detected,
which may indicate current or previous exposure
Herpes Simplex IgG II Antibody:
≤0.90 Negative: No antibody detected
0.90-1.09 Equivocal: Repeat testing in 4-12 weeks
≥1.10 Positive: IgG Antibodyto HSV-II detected,
which may indicate current or previous exposure
Herpes Simplex I and/or II IgM
≤0.90: Negative: Not antibody detected
0.91-1.09 Equivocal: Repeat testing in 4-12 weeks
≥1.10 Positive: IgM antibody to HSV I and/or II
detected which may indicate current
or reactivated infection
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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