Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and/or 2 Antibodies, IgG and IgM
0050291
 
Ordering Recommendation
Mnemonic
HERP PAN
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay/Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-2 days
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) 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."  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Refer to individual components.  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
Test Number Components Reference Interval
0050293Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and/or 2 Antibodies, IgG
0.89 IV or less: Not Detected.
0.90-​1.09 IV: Indeterminate -​ Repeat testing in 10-​14 days may be helpful.
1.10 IV or greater: Detected.
0050641Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and/or 2 Antibodies, IgM by ELISA
0.89 IV or less: Not Detected.
0.90-​1.09 IV: Indeterminate -​ Repeat testing in 10-​14 days may be helpful.
1.10 IV or greater: Detected -​ IgM antibody to HSV detected, which may indicate a current or recent infection. However, low levels of IgM antibodies may occasionally persist for more than 12 months post-​infection.
Interpretive Data
Note
CPT Code(s)
86694 x2
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0050286HSV Type 1/2 Combined Ab, IgG
0050641HSV 1 and/or 2 Abs, IgM by ELISA
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Cross References
  • HSV 1 and 2
  • HSV 1 and 2 antibody panel
  • HSV 1, 2
  • HSV 1, 2, IgG IgM