Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and/or 2 Antibodies, IgM by ELISA
0050641
Ordering Recommendation
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Mnemonic
HSV MC
Methodology
Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
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.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 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
Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, icteric, or severely lipemic 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 -​ 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
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0050641HSV 1 and/or 2 Abs, IgM by ELISA
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Cross References
  • HSV
  • HSV antibodies type 1 or 2