Not recommended as a stand-alone test. Refer to Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and/or 2 Antibodies, IgG with Reflex to Type 1 and 2 Glycoprotein G-Specific Ab, IgG (0051708).
Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Within 24 hours
Serum separator tube. Also acceptable: Serum from umbilical cord blood.
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."
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.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)
|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.|
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.
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0050286||HSV Type 1/2 Combined Ab, IgG||27948-9|
- Herpes Simplex Antibodies, IgG
- Herpes Simplex Serology, Serum HSV 1,2
- HSV 1 and 2
- HSV 1, 2 IgG
- HSV 1,2