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Test Code LAB3578 Herpes IgM Antibody Screen

Test Name Alias

HSV IgM Screen | 7088 

Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Blood

Container(s): Gold Top (Serum Separator-SST Gel)

Preferred Volume to Collect: 5.0 mL

Minimum Volume to Collect: 2.0 mL

Neonate Volume to Collect: 2.0 mL

Capillary collect ok: Yes

Microtainer acceptable: Yes

Collection Instructions:

  • Gently invert gold tube(s) 8 - 10 times to mix clot activator with blood.
  • Specimen should be processed within 2 hours – See Processing Instructions.

Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)

Processed Specimen: Serum

Centrifuge/Spin: Yes

Aliquot: No

Processing Instructions:

  • Allow blood to clot for 30 minutes in a vertical position and centrifuge within 2 hours.

Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

Rejection Criteria

Specimen not centrifuged within 2 hours

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 12 hours

Refrigerate: 48 hours

Frozen: aliquot serum for longer storage

Laboratory Retention: 7 days

Reflex Information

Reflex approved by MEC


Herpes Simplex IgM screen performed as initial test.

If the Antibody Screen result is positive, a Herpes Ab IgM Screen is ordered (sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories).

Additional charges apply if confirmatory testing is performed.

Test Frequency

Available Monday - Friday. Usual Turn-Around Time 1 - 3 days

Reference Range


Performing Department


Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI


Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)



CDM Code


Epic Test ID


Interface Order Alias


Mayo Access Code



Herpes Ab IgM: 41149-6

Additional Information

This test replaces 8543 Herpes Simplex, IgM, Antibody and SHO8543

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