Specimen Requirements

Title

HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS 1 & 2 (IgG), TYPE-SPECIFIC ANTIBODIES

Specimen Requirement

1 mL serum from SST or Red Top.

 

 

Methodology

Immunoassay (IA)

Stability

Room temp: 7 days, Refrigerated: 14 days, Frozen: 30 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

2 days, Performed Tue-Sun

Clinical Use

Detect IgG antibodies specific to HSV types I and/or II infection; confirm or rule out possible infection with herpes simplex types I and/or II virus in prenatal patients in whom HSV infection can cause serious prenatal disease; identify those who are subclinical carriers of HSV I and/or II.

Test Code

HERPS