HerpesVirus 6 (HHV-6) IgG, IgM Antibodies
Collect SST/0.5 mL serum, after 30 minutes of clotting promptly centrifuge and send.
Room temp: 7 days, Refrigerated: 14 days, Frozen: 30 days
3-5 days, Performed Tue-Sat
HHV-6 is a distinct herpes virus that typically causes a self-limiting illness in patients who are not immunocompromised. In some patients, especially if immumocompromised, HHV-6 can cause febrile convulsions in infants, encephalitis mononucleosis-like symptoms, and hepatitis.