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

SST
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Specimen Preparation

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

Serum: Plain 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; 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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