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Herpesvirus 6 Antibody, IgM Screen with Reflex to Titer by IFA
2011420
Ordering Recommendation

Can be used in conjunction with Herpesvirus 6 Antibody, IgG (2013423) for diagnosis of HHV-6 disease in immunocompromised adults. Consider Human Herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6A and HHV-6B) by Quantitative PCR (0060071) as an alternative, especially in cases of suspected meningitis.

Mnemonic
HHV6 M
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Immunofluorescence
Performed
Tue, Fri
Reported
1-8 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Serum separator tube or plain red. 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.15 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Room temperature or frozen. 
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 6 months 
Reference Interval
<1:10
Interpretive Data


Compliance Statement A: Analyte specific reagents (ASR) are used in many laboratory tests necessary for standard medical care and generally do not require U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval or clearance. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions. This test should not be regarded as investigational or for research use.

Note
Specimens positive for Cytomegalovirus and Adenovirus IgM may cause false reactive results. If HHV6 IgM is detected at 1:10, a titer will be added. Additional charges apply.
CPT Code(s)
86790; if reflexed add 86790.
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2011421Herpesvirus 6 Antibody, IgM Screen41147-0
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