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

Additional Information:

UFHPL Epic order code: LAB655

CPT Code(s):


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


IgM levels can provide useful information about an acute event.


Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

Reference Values:

Reference Intervals

  • Negative: < 0.91 ratio
  • Equivocal: 0.91 – 1.09 ratio
  • Positive: > 1.09 ratio