Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Herpes simplex IgG Total Antibody (HSVG)

Test Name: Herpes simplex IgG Total Antibody (HSVG)
Alternate Name(s): Herpes simplex IgG Total Antibody (HSVG)
Laboratory: Clinical Immunology
Specimen Type: 5 mL Gold or 6 mL Red top Vacutainer tube
Collection Information: Herpes simplex IgG Total Antibody is tested by the London Public Health Laboratory.

Herpes simplex Type 1 & 2 Specific Antibody (HST1/HST2) is no longer available.

Collect blood aseptically in a Vacutainer tube.

Herpes IgM testing is no longer available
Requisition: PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY TEST REQUISITION
Test Schedule:  
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
1 week
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: See report
Effective Date: 2010-06-07
Revised Date: 2018-06-15
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: Do not use serology testing in acute presentation, send a swab of the lesion (in viral transport) for HSVPCR.
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: ELISA
Critical Information Required: Purpose of the request is to test for previous exposure (IgG).
Storage & Shipment: Specimen must be received within 24 hours of collection. If the transport time exceeds 24 hours, the specimen will only be tested if appropriate.
System Codes: 
Cerner
HSVG
 
Referred To: HSVG is referred out to the Public Health Laboratory

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