HSV IgM Antibody

Sunquest Code:HSIM  
Epic Code:LAB3547Epic Name:HSV IGM Antibody
Synonyms:Herpes Simplex Virus Antibody; Cold Sore; HSVM
Methodology:Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
CPT Code:86694
Turnaround Time:Performed once/week; results are reported the same day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:1.2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.6 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel) (Red (no gel))
Causes for Rejection:Plasma, gross hemolysis, turbidity

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 0.5 mL, 0.2 mL minimum. Store frozen.
Shipping Instructions:Ship on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Specialty Core  (UMMC-East Bank)


Reference Range:

0.89 IV or less

Negative, no detectable antibody

0.90-1.09 IV

Equivocal, please recollect

1.10 IV or greater

Positive, suggests current or recent infection

IV = Index Value


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