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HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS (HSV) 1/2 GLYCOPROTEIN G-SPECIFIC, IgG BY ELISA

Mnemonic

HSV1/2 GLY

Guidelines

Qualitative measurement of Herpes simplex antibodies. Almost all recurrent genital herpes cases are caused by HSV type 2, yet HSV type 1, the causative agent of orolabial herpes, causes up to 30% of first episode genital herpes.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one gold (SST) top tube

Handling

Allow blood to clot, centrifuge and immediately pour serum into a plastic tube.

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Hyperlipemic, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed or contaminated serum, plasma

Stability

Ambient (20-25°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 48 hours; Frozen (at or below -20°C): 2 months

Testing Information

Performed

Mon, Wed, Fri

Reported

1-4 days

Method

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

86695 (HSV1) and 86696 (HSV2)

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:41:02 AM


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