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)
Test is not performed at ARUP; separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.

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



Compliance Category

Performed by non-ARUP Laboratory

Note

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

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86696

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

Quest Diagnostics Infectious Disease Inc.