Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and/or 2 Antibodies, IgM by ELISA
0050641
Ordering Recommendation
 
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.
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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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Aliases
  • HSV
  • HSV antibodies type 1 or 2