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  • Herpes Simplex Antibodies (HSV)

Herpes Simplex Antibodies (HSV)

(Includes: HSV Type 1 IgG, HSV Type 2 IgG)

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB5170
EPIC Order   HSV Antibodies, IgG
CPT Code(s)    86695, 86696
Group/Individual Test   Group
Laboratory   Clinical Immunology
Tube Station   30
Specimen Routine: 4 mL blood/ Serum Separator Tube/Gold Top
See Comments for additional information
  micro: 2 microcollection devices/ 1mL blood
Availability Routine: Monday-Friday
Turnaround Time   1-4 days
Reference Range   Negative
Comment Specimens submitted for type specific HSV-1 and HSV-2 antibody are assayed with a qualitative   chemiluminescent immunoassay that detects type specific IgG antibodies.  The tests are indicated as an aid in the diagnosis of HSV-1 and HSV -2 infection.  Positive results provide a presumptive diagnosis of infection.  Results are reported as positive, negative or equivocal.  Equivocal results should be followed up by testing a new serum sample collected at least 4 to 6 weeks after the first equivocal sample.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on February 15, 2021

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514