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Herpes simplex 1,2 virus Antibody, IgM

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code HSVM12
Test group Herpes
Performed by Quest
Sendout? Yes
Method Immunofluorescence
Container type Red top or Gold top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 1 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.3 mL serum
UCSF Rejection Criteria Gross hemolysis or gross lipemia
Processing notes Allow sample to clot fully at room temperature before centrifugation. Aliquot and refrigerate serum. Order Quest test code 90849.
Ref Lab Rejection Criteria Gross hemolysis or gross lipemia
Units Titer
Normal range Negative
Synonyms HSV 1,2 Ab; HSV IgM; TORCH antibodies
Stability Room temperature 1 week, refrigerated 2 weeks, frozen 1 month.
Turn around times 3 - 5 days
Reflex? Titers are performed automatically on all positive samples and charged for.
CPT coding 86695-90, 86696-90
Last Updated 10/30/2014 10:59:54 AM
Entry Number 1494
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