Herpes simplex virus (HSV) type specific IgG antibodies

Alphabetical Test listing

Herpes simplex virus (HSV) type specific IgG antibodies-2784A

  
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) type specific IgG antibodies
  
2784A
  
LAB2784
  
HTS
  
HSV, type 1, type 2 antibody
HSV-1
HSV-2
Herpes simplex type specific
  

Serological testing to differentiate Herpes Types 1 and 2, as an indication of past or recent infection with HSV 1 or HSV 2 in individuals >6 months of age Serologic tests for HSV have low specificity and should NOT be ordered in asymptomatic patients who do not have a history of genital lesions. The positive predictive value for true infection is as low as 50%. There is no confirmatory test. Given these limitations, and the lack of specific treatment interventions for asymptomatic individuals, the anxiety and disruption of personal relationships that can be associated with a positive test result outweigh the potential benefits of screening. CDC does not recommend HSV testing for patients without symptoms. [UpToDate, CDC guidelines]

  
Serum
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  

Spin

  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 7 days

Frozen (OK)

  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)
  
AHL - Immunology: I
  
Mo, We, Fr
  
3 - 4 days
  

Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

  
<0.90
  
  
86695
86696
  
02/13/2004
  
06/07/2019
  
02/17/2020