Test Details

Mnemonic

HERPM

Ordering Code

3007420

CPT-4 Code(s)

86694

Specimen Information

Collect

SST
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Specimen Preparation

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

Serum: Red-top
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Minimum Volume

0.5 mL
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Transport Temperature

Refrigerated
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Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed or lipemic specimens, plasma
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Stability

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