Veripath Test Directory

Epic Test Name HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS 1&2 IGG SERUM
Components
Synonyms Herpes simplex virus 1 & 2 IgG; HSV
Description
Specimen Requirements 
Container Serum Seperator (SST) or plain red collection tube
Specimen Type Blood/Serum
Preferred Collection Volume 0.5 ml
Minimum Collection Volume 0.2 ml
Collection Instructions Acute and convalescent specimens must be labeled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent".
Specimen Handling Serum Refrigerated - 48 hours
Serum Frozen - 14 days
Rejection Criteria Grossly Hemolyzed, Lipemic, or Icteric Samples
Methodology Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Reference Range Negative
CPT Code(s) 86695
Department Microbiology
Contact Information Ph: 214-633-4940
Turn Around Time2-3 days
Performed Monday-Friday
Performed by Microbiology
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Notes The best evidence for current infection is a significant change on two appropriately timed specimens, where both tests are done in the same laboratory at the same time.
Updated/Reviewed 12/14/2016


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