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Infectious Disease Laboratories : Immunology

Test ID/Workstation :
Specimen Type:
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
Thurs (0800-1700)
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.
1-7 days
Additional Info:
Reference range:
  • < 0.80=Neg
  • 0.80-0.99=Equiv
  • >/=1.0=Pos
  • CPT Code:
    Herpes Simplex Titer; HSV Ab Titer
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