Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Glycoprotein G-Specific Antibody, IgG by CIA
0050294
Ordering Recommendation
 
Mnemonic
HERP II
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
1-2 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Plasma or urine. Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens. CSF (refer to Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Glycoprotein G-Specific Antibody, IgG by ELISA, CSF, test code 0050359).  
Remarks
  
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
 
 
Effective February 18, 2014  
0.90 IV or less Negative -​ No significant level of detectable IgG antibody to HSV type 2 glycoprotein G.
0.91-​1.09 IV Equivocal -​ Questionable presence of IgG antibody to HSV type 2 glycoprotein G.  Repeat testing in 10-​14 days may be helpful.
1.10 IV or greater Positive -​ IgG antibody to HSV type 2 glycoprotein G detected, which may indicate a current or past HSV infection.
Interpretive Data
Individuals infected with HSV may not exhibit detectable IgG antibody to type-specific HSV antigens 1 and 2 in the early stages of infection. Detection of antibody presence in these cases may only be possible using a non-type specific screening test.  
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
86696
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0050294HSV 2 Glycoprotein G Antibody, IgG
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Aliases
  • Herpes Simplex glycoprotein G
  • HerpeSelect
  • HSV 2 typing
  • HSV Type 2 IgG Specific Ab
  • HSV typing
  • HSV-2