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5678 HSV Panel

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Serum
9 Days 2 - 8° C
See Report

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 2.00 mL
Min Vol: 1.00 mL

Method

Immunochemiluminometric (ICMA)

Schedule

Mon-Sat

Turn-Around Time

48hrs

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. Panel consists of HSV 1&2 IgG AB Quant, HSV 1&2 IgM

CPT Codes

86695 X 2, 86696 X 2

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