Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Type 1 and 2, IgG

Abbrev Code:H12IGG   
Order Code:LAB6381Order Name:Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) 1 and 2, IgG
Synonyms:HSV 1 and 2, IgG Antibody; Glycoprotein G-Specific Antibodies; HerpesSelect; HSV1; HSV2; H12IGG; HSV-1; HSV-2
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
CPT Codes: 86695 x1, 86696 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported the same day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.9 mL
Container:Red or gold (gel)
Alternate Containers: Red (no gel)
Causes for Rejection:Gross hemolysis

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Centrifuge and aliquot 1 mL, 0.35 mL minimum. Store in refrigerator up to 7 days.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab UM Specialty Core/Prot/Endo (Liaison D) 


Reference Range:
Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Type 1 & 2, IgG
Less than 0.9 Index Negative; No HSV-1 or HSV2 antibodies detected
0.9-1.0 Index Equivocal; please recollect in 4-6 weeks or later
1.1 Index or greater Positive; IgG antibody to HSV1 or HSV2 detected

HSV-1 has been implicated in cold sores and genital herpes. HSV-2 causes 70 to 90 percent of primary genital herpes infections with HSV-1 causing the remainder. HSV-2 genital infections recur in greater than 95% of cases, with up to four to five recurrences per year. Genital HSV-1 averages only one recurrence per year in about half of the cases.


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