Not a stand-alone test. Order in conjunction with HSV IgG type 2 glycoprotein antibody test (0050294). Because glycoprotein antibodies may require 3-6 months to form, follow-up testing is recommended to confirm a negative IgG glycoprotein result in the context of positive HSV Types 1 or 2 antibody results.
- Patient Preparation
- Serum separator tube.
- Specimen Preparation
- Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Parallel testing is preferred
andvconvalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."
- Storage/Transport Temperature
- Unacceptable Conditions
- Plasma or urine. Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens. CSF (refer to Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Glycoprotein G-Specific Antibody, IgG by ELISA, CSF, test code 0050379).
- After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
|Effective February 18, 2014|
|0.90 IV or less||Negative - No significant level of detectable IgG antibody to HSV type 1 glycoprotein G.|
|0.91-1.09 IV||Equivocal - Questionable presence of IgG antibody to HSV type 1 glycoprotein G. Repeat testing in 10-14 days may be helpful.|
|1.10 IV or greater||Positive - IgG antibody to HSV type 1 glycoprotein G detected, which may indicate a current or past HSV infection.|
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0050292||HSV 1 Glycoprotein G Ab, IgG||42337-6|
- HSV 1
- HSV Type 1 glycoprotein G
- HSV Type 1 IgG Specific Ab
- HSV typing 1