Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Types 1/2, IgM, EIA

Methodology: 
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
Performed: 
Monday - Friday
Use: 
IgM levels can provide useful information about an acute event.
Specimen Requirements: 

Type: Serum

Container/Tube: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube 
  • If a tube other than a gel-barrier tube is used, transfer the separated serum or plasma to a plastic transport tube.

Sample Volume: 2 mL

Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL (Repeat testing is not possible with this specimen volume.)

Storage: Refrigerate specimens immediately after collection.

Rejection Criteria:
  • Hemolysis
  • Lipemia
  • Gross bacterial contamination
Reference Values: 

Reference Intervals

  • Negative: < 0.91 ratio
     
  • Equivocal: 0.91 - 1.09 ratio
     
  • Positive: > 1.09 ratio
CPT Code (s): 
86694
Notes: 

UFHPL Test #: 68130

UFHPL Epic order code: LAB655

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