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HSV IgG Ab

Infectious Disease Laboratories : Immunology

Test ID/Workstation :
HSVGG VIR4
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Red top (no anticoagulant) tube
Collection Volume:
3.0 mL (minimum 0.5 mL)
Cause for Rejection:
Excessively hemolyzed, lipemic or grossly contaminated specimen. Drawn in incorrect tube. QNS
Storage:
Refrigerated
Availability:
Thurs (0800-1700)
Methodology:
Indirect Enzyme Immunoassay
Special Instructions:
Culture, rather than serologic procedures, are considered the method of choice for detecting HSV infections. However, a 4-fold or greater increase in titer strongly suggests a recent infection.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8576
TAT:
1-7 days
Additional Info:
Reference range:< 0.80=Neg; 0.80-0.99=Equiv; >/=1.0=Pos
CPT Code:
86694
Synonyms:
Herpes Simplex Titer; HSV Ab Titer