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Herpes simplex Virus Type 1 and Type 2 IgG Antibody Level (View in report form.)

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: HSV IGG
POE DESCRIPTION: HERPES SIMPLEX IGG AB TITER; HSV IGG
CPT CODE: 86695, 86696
TEST INFORMATION:

This test is intended for the qualitative detection of type-specific IgG class antibodies to Herpes simplex viruses type 1 and type 2.   

DAYS PERFORMED:

Tuesday

TURNAROUND TIME: 1-7 days
CONTAINER TYPE:

Red top Vacutainer® tube or SST TM tube

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS:

4 mL blood (2 mL serum)

REJECTION CRITERIA:

Hemolyzed, grossly contamination, icteric, lipemic

MINIMUM VOLUME: 2 mL blood (1 mL serum)
REFERENCE RANGE:

Negative: < 0.9 Index Value

LIMITATIONS OF TEST:

The performance of this assay has been established for sexually active adults and for pregnant women, but it has  not been established for the general adult population, for children, or for  immunocompromised persons.  The performance of this assay has not been established for matrices other than serum, or for monitoring HSV therapy.

METHODOLOGY: Enzyme immunoassay (EIA)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A single positive IgG antibody value is rarely diagnostic of a recent or current infection. It can be used to evaluate exposure or previous infection.
TEST SYNONYM(S):Herpes simplex Virus Titer; Herpes Titer

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