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Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 and/or 2 Antibodies, IgM by ELISA

Mnemonic

HSV MC

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 4 mL gold (SST) top tube

Handling

Separate serum from cells ASAP. Parallel testing is preferred. Convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as Acute or Convalescent.

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL

Minimum Volume

0.1 mL

Transport

Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Hyperlipemic, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed or contaminated specimens

Stability

From collection to initiation of testing, AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient: 2 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year, avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles

Testing Information

Performed

Sun, Tue - Sat

Reported

2-10 days

Method

Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay

Referral Lab

ARUP (0050641)

Reference Values

Reference Values

Interpretation provided.

CPT Codes

86694

Last Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:50:47 PM


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