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4312 Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 IgG Antibody

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Serum
7 Days 2 - 8°C
Index Value:
<0.90=Negative for anti-HSV 2 IgG
0.90-1.09=Equivocal for anti-HSV 2 IgG
>OR=1.10=Positive for anti-HSV 2 IgG

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL

Method

Chemiluminescence

Schedule

Mon-Fri

Turn-Around Time

24hrs

Instructions/Notes

Clinical Utility

Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) is responsible for several clinically significant human viral diseases, with severity ranging from inapparent to fatal. Clinical manifestations include genital tract infections, neonatal herpes, meningo-encephalitis, keratoconjunctivitis, and gingivostomatitis. There are two HSV serotypes that are closely related anti-genically. HSV type 2 is more commonly associated with genital tract and neonatal infections, while HSV type 1 is more commonly associated with infections of non-genital sites. Specific typing is not usually required for diagnosis or treatment.

CPT Codes

86696

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