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HSV Type 1 and/or 2 Abs, IgG w/Reflex


Name Method Department Units
HSV Type 1 and/or 2 Abs, IgG w/Reflex Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Send Out IV

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1 mL

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1 mL

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1 mL

Room temperature - 48 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 2 week(s)
Frozen - 12 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate
  • Transport to laboratory as soon as possible

Reasons for Rejection

  • Plasma unacceptable
  • Urine
  • Contamination
  • Heat treated specimen
  • Hemolyzed specimen
  • Lipemic specimen


Parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent." 

If HSV 1 and/or 2 IgG is 1.10 IV or greater, then HSV 1 gG-Specific IgG and HSV 2 gG-Specific IgG will be added.

CPT Code

  • 86694
  • if reflexed add 86695 and 86696