Herpesvirus 6 Antibody, IgM Screen with Reflex to Titer by IFA (Temporary Referral as of 10/19/17)
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.

Semi-Quantitative Immunofluorescence
Tue, Fri
1-8 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
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
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 6 months 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data

Compliance Statement A: For laboratory developed tests using a manufacturer labeled ASR as the reagent providing the specificity of the assay. Analyte Specific Reagent. 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, the FDA has determined that such clearance or approval is not necessary.

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.
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CPT Code(s)
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2011421Herpesvirus 6 Antibody, IgM Screen41147-0
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