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Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Glycoprotein G-Specific, IgG

Mnemonic

HSV1 IGG

Synonym

HSV 1 type specific glycoprotein G IgG - HerpeSelect - HSV 1 - HSV Type 1 glycoprotein G - HSV Type 1 IgG Specific Ab - HSV typing 1 - HSV-1

Guidelines

Detects type specific antibody against HSV-1. May indicate primary, recurrent or past infection/exposure.

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) or 7.0 mL red top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum – SST: 30 minutes, red top tubes: 60 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum from cells ASAP.

Preferred Volume

0.5 mL Serum

Minimum Volume

0.25 mL Serum (0.75 mL minimum whole blood draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Grossly hemolyzed, icteric or lipemic specimens; contaminated specimens; heat inactivated specimens; plasma.

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (18-26°C): Unacceptable; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 7 days; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 31 days (not more than 5 freeze/thaw cycles)

Testing Information

Performed

Mon-Fri

Reported

24-72 hours

Method

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Reference Values

Reference Values

<= 0.89 Index          Negative for IgG antibody to HSV type 1 glycoprotein G.  Repeat testing in 4-6 weeks may be helpful.

0.90 – 1.09 Index    Equivocal for IgG antibody to HSV type 1 glycoprotein G.  Repeat testing in 4-6 weeks may be helpful.

>= 1.10 Index          Positive for IgG antibody to HSV type 1 glycoprotein G.

CPT Codes

86695

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 02:14:13 AM


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