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3640: Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (IgG), Type-Specific Antibody Print View
HSV 2 IgG Type-Specific Ab IA  < .90  index 

PRIMARY
1 Serum 1 (0.5) mL   Room Temperature - 7 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 14 Day(s)/Frozen - 30 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) is responsible for several clinically significant human viral diseases, with severity ranging from inapparent to fatal. Clinical manifestations include genital tract infections, neonatal herpes, meningo-encephalitis, keratoconjunctivitis and gingivostomatitis. There are two HSV serotypes that are closely related antigenically. HSV type 2 is more commonly associated with genital tract and neonatal infections, while HSV type 1 is more commonly associated with infections of non-genital sites. Specific typing is not usually required for diagnosis or treatment. The mean time to seroconversion using the type specific assay is 25 days. The performance of this assay has not been established for use in a pediatric population, for neonatal screening, or for testing of immunocompromised patients.
Setup Schedule
Sunday, Tuesday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Same day

CPT Code
86696

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Reject Criteria: Gross hemolysis; grossly lipemic; plasma Transport Temperature: Room temperature






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