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HSV Type 1-Specific AB IGG

Alternative Name:

Herpes I Ab.(IgG)

Clinical Utility:

Based on HSV specific glycoprotein G1 (gG1) (HSV1) and glycoprotein G2(gG2) (HSV2) antibodies. Many false + results when used on asymptomatic patients. Useful in patients with recurrent genital symptoms or atypical symptoms with a negative PCR, culture or DFA for HSV. May be useful in patients who have a partner with HSV. Antibodies may take months to appear.

Container:

1 mL SST Tube

Collection Instructions:

Fill tube, invert gently 5 times, label with patient name, let stand for minimum of 30 minutes, maximum of 1 hr, spin for 10-15 minutes

Storage Instruction:

Refrigerate

Turnaround Time:

1 days

CPT Code:

86695 (1)