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Herpesvirus 6 Antibody, IgM by IFA, Serum
3001284
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 AB M
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody
Performed
Varies
Reported
3-7 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
Plain Red or Serum Separator Tube (SST). 
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Room temperature or frozen. 
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
 
Stability
Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data


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Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
3001285Herpesvirus 6 Ab, IgM by IFA, Serum25417-7
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Aliases

Performed at Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease Inc.