Ordering Recommendation

Can be used in conjunction with Herpesvirus 6 Antibody, IgG (2013423) for diagnosis of HHV-6 disease in immunocompromised adults. Consider Human Herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6A and HHV-6B) by Quantitative PCR (0060071) as an alternative, especially in cases of suspected meningitis.

Mnemonic
HHV6 AB M
Methodology

Semi-Quantitative Indirect Fluorescent Antibody

Performed

Varies

Reported

3-7 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 0.5 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.1 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
Interpretive Data



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86790

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
3001285 Herpesvirus 6 Ab, IgM by IFA, Serum 25417-7
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Aliases
Herpesvirus 6 Antibody, IgM by IFA, Serum

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