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Herpesvirus 6 Antibodies (IgG, IgM)

Components

Name Method Department Units
Human Herpes Virus 6 IgG/IgM Immunofluorescent assay
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Herpes Virus 6, IgG; Herpes Virus 6 IgM

Specimen Requirements

Whole blood

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 3 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 3 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 1 day(s)

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 0.5 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 0.5 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 7 day(s)
Refrigerated - 14 day(s)
Frozen - 30 day(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge, remove plasma/serum and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong collection tube
  • Not received within specified time frame

Comments

Recommend Acute and Convalescent specimens. Tests for IgG and IgM.

CPT Code

  • 86790 (x2)