Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and/or 2 Antibodies, IgG
0050293
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Mnemonic
HERPES
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Serum separator tube. Also acceptable: Serum from umbilical cord blood.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transport 1 mL serum. (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
Urine. CSF (refer to Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and/or 2 Antibodies, IgG, CSF, ARUP test code 0050394). Contaminated, heat-inactivated, or hemolyzed specimens.  
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
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.
Interpretive Data
The best evidence for current infection is a significant change on two appropriately timed specimens, where both tests are done in the same laboratory at the same time.
Note
CPT Code(s)
86694
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0050286HSV Type 1/2 Combined Ab, IgG
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Cross References
  • Herpes Simplex Antibodies, IgG
  • Herpes Simplex Serology, Serum HSV 1,2
  • HSV 1 and 2
  • HSV 1, 2 IgG
  • HSV 1,2