Specimen Requirements

Title

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

Specimen Requirement

1 SST/1.0 mL serum. After 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and refrigerate.

Methodology

Stability

Room Temperature 7 days, Refrigerated 14 days, Frozen 30 days

Reference Range

By Report*

Turnaround

2 days Setup Mon-Sat AM

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