Ordering Recommendation

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).

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.

Compliance Category

FDA

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86694

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0050286 HSV Type 1/2 Combined Ab, IgG 27948-9
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Aliases
  • Herpes Simplex Antibodies, IgG
  • Herpes Simplex Serology, Serum HSV 1,2
  • HSV 1 and 2
  • HSV 1, 2 IgG
  • HSV 1,2
Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and/or 2 Antibodies, IgG