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Alias Names: HSV 1 & 2 IB
Methodology: Immunoblot (IB)
Edit Date: 3/12/2008
Performed: Monday
Released: 1-8 days after setup at PeaceHealth Laboratories’ reference lab; next run if repeat testing in necessary
CPT Code: 86695-90 / 86696-90
Specimen Collection Details
Collection: One 7.5 mL serum separator tube (SST).
Handling: Allow to clot, centrifuge and separate serum from cells and pour into a plastic vial. Freeze. Avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycle.
Stability: 48 hours ambient , 14 days refrigerated, or 1 year frozen.
Standard Volume: 1 mL serum.
Minimum Volume: 200 µL serum.
Transport: Frozen on dry ice.
Comments: Results differentiate between types 1 and 2.
Rejection Criteria: Hyperlipemic, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, or contaminated specimen.

Reference Range:
By report (reports may vary based on instrumentation)

Individuals infected with HSV may not exhibit detectable IgG antibody to type specific HSV antigens 1 and 2 in the early stages of infection. Detection of antibody presence in these cases may only be possible using a nontype-specific screening test. All results from this and other serologies must be correlated with clinical history, epidemiological data, and other data available to the attending physician in making the differentiation between HSV type 1 and HSV type 2.

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