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

Additional Codes

 

MAYO Test ID

HSVG

EPIC Test ID

LAB4039

 

Reporting Name

HSV Types 1 and 2 Ab, IgG, S

Useful For

Determining whether a patient has been previously exposed to herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 and 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

Performing Laboratory

Mayo Medical Laboratories in Rochester

Specimen Type

Serum


Specimen Required


Container/Tube:

Preferred: Serum gel

Acceptable: Red top

Specimen Volume: 0.6 mL


Specimen Minimum Volume

0.4 mL

Specimen Stability Information

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

Reference Values

Negative (reported as positive, negative, or equivocal)

Day(s) and Time(s) Performed

Monday through Saturday; 9 a.m.

Test Classification

This test has been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is used per manufacturer's instructions. Performance characteristics were verified by Mayo Clinic in a manner consistent with CLIA requirements.

CPT Code Information

86695-Herpes simplex, type 1

86696-Herpes simplex, type 2

LOINC Code Information

Test ID Test Order Name Order LOINC Value
HSVG HSV Types 1 and 2 Ab, IgG, S 81621-5

 

Result ID Test Result Name Result LOINC Value
HS1G HSV Type 1 Ab, IgG, S 51916-5
HS2G HSV Type 2 Ab, IgG, S 43180-9

Analytic Time

Same day/1 day

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

Mild OK; Gross reject

Lipemia

Mild OK; Gross reject

Icterus

Mild OK; Gross reject

Other

NA

Method Name

Multiplex Flow Immunoassay (MFI)

Forms

If not ordering electronically, complete, print, and send a General Request Form (T239) with the specimen (http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/it-mmfiles/general-request-form.pdf).