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Test Code HSVABM Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Type 1- and Type 2-Specific Antibodies, Serum

Additional Codes

 

MAYO Test ID

HSV

EPIC Test ID

LAB2527

 

Reporting Name

HSV Types 1 and 2 Ab, S

Useful For

Supplementing culture or molecular detection of herpes simplex virus (HSV) for the diagnosis of acute infection

 

Determining whether a patient has been previously exposed to HSV types 1 or 2

 

Distinguishing between infection caused by HSV types 1 and 2, especially in patients with subclinical or unrecognized HSV infection

Profile Information

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
HS1G HSV Type 1 Ab, IgG, S No Yes
HS2G HSV Type 2 Ab, IgG, S No Yes
MHSV HSV Ab Screen, IgM, S by EIA Yes Yes

Reflex Tests

Test ID Reporting Name Available Separately Always Performed
HSMR HSV Ab, IgM, S by IFA No No

Testing Algorithm

If herpes simplex virus (HSV) antibody screen is reactive, then HSV antibody by immunofluorescence assay will be performed at an additional charge.

Method Name

HS2G, HS1G: Multiplex Flow Immunoassay (MFI)

MHSV: Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

HSMR: Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 1 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.8 mL

Specimen Stability Information

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum Refrigerated (preferred) 14 days
  Frozen  14 days

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross reject

Icterus

NA

Other

NA

Reference Values

HSV TYPE 1 ANTIBODY, IgG

Negative (reported as positive, negative, or equivocal)

 

HSV TYPE 2 ANTIBODY, IgG

Negative (reported as positive, negative, or equivocal)

 

HSV ANTIBODY SCREEN, IgM, by EIA

Negative (reported as reactive or negative)

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; 9 a.m.

CPT Code Information

86694-HSV EIA

86695-Herpes simplex, type 1

86696-Herpes simplex, type 2

86694-HSV IFA (if appropriate)

LOINC Code Information

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
MHSV HSV Ab Screen, IgM, S by EIA 40729-6
HS1G HSV Type 1 Ab, IgG, S 51916-5
HS2G HSV Type 2 Ab, IgG, S 43180-9

Analytic Time

1 day