Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Types 1/2, IgG

Herpes Simplex Virus(HSV) Types 1/2, IgG

CPT Test code: 86694

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Test Includes: Detection of IgG antibodies to either HSV-1 and/or HSV-2
Specimen: Serum
Volume: 1 mL
Minimum Volume: 0.5 mL
Container: Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Storage Instructions: Refrigerate.
Causes for Rejection: Excessive hemolysis; lipemia; gross contamination
Reference Interval: Negative: <0.9 index
Use: Detect IgG antibodies to either HSV-1 and/or HSV-2
Additional Information: Conventional HSV-1 and HSV-2 assays cannot differentiate HSV type 1 from HSV type 2 infection due to the extensive homology of viral antigens. Antibodies formed against either virus are highly cross reactive. An HSV-2 type-specific IgG assay based on glycoprotein G-2 is available for differentiating HSV-1 from HSV-2 infections.
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Whitley RJ. Herpes simplex virus infections of women and their offspring: Implications for a developed society. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 1994 Mar 29; 91(7):2441-2447 (review).PubMed 8146137