Detection of HSV IgM in CSF may aid in the diagnosis of encephalitis caused by HSV.
Reported (Analytical Time)
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Methodology: Immunofluorescence Assay Transport Temperature: Room temperature Reject Criteria: Grossly hemolyzed, grossly lipemic, icteric, turbid or contaminated samples Additional Information: If HSV 1 IgM screen is Positive, HSV 1 IgM Titer will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code: 86695). If HSV 2 IgM Screen is Positive, HSV 2 IgM Titer will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code: 86696).