Ordering Recommendation

Not a first-line test for herpes simplex virus (HSV) 2 typing.

Mnemonic
HSV2 INHIB
Methodology

Semi-Quantitative Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Performed

Varies

Reported

3-8 days

New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Plain red or serum separator tube (SST).

Specimen Preparation

Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)

Storage/Transport Temperature

Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Room temperature or frozen.

Unacceptable Conditions
Remarks
Stability

Ambient: 1 week; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 month

Reference Interval

By report

Interpretive Data



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note

Inhibition studies are not performed on specimens with equivocal or negative results.

Hotline History
N/A
Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2012136 HSV-2 IgG Screening Index 5209-2
2012137 HSV-2 IgG Inhibition Percent
2012138 HSV-2 IgG Inhibition Interpretation
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Aliases
Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 (HSV-2) IgG Inhibition, by ELISA

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