Test Details

Mnemonic

HERPG

Ordering Code

3007450

CPT-4 Code(s)

86695, 86696

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

Severely hemolyzed or lipemic specimens, plasma
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Stability

Room temperature: Unacceptable
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 14 days
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Methodology

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
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Reference Range

≤0.90 Index Negative: No antibody detected
0.91 - 1.09 Index Equivocal: Repeat testing in
4 - 6 weeks
≥1.10 Index Positive: IgG antibody to
HSV-I/HSV-II detected, which may indicate
current or previous exposure.
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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