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Test Code LAB507 Herpes Simplex Antibody, IgG

Test Name Alias

HSV | 4429

Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Blood

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

Preferred Volume to Collect: 5.0 mL

Minimum Volume to Collect: 3.0 mL

Neonate Volume to Collect: 1.0 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: Refrigerate

Rejection Criteria

Specimen not centrifuged within 2 hours.

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 12 hours

Refrigerate: 7 days

Frozen: aliquot serum for longer storage

Laboratory Retention: 7 days

Test Frequency

Available Monday thru Friday usual TAT 1 - 3 days.

Reference Range


Performing Department


Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI


Multiplex Flow Assay


86695 86696

CDM Code

4088878, 4088879

Epic Test ID


Interface Order Alias



Herpes Simplex 1 Ab IgG: 51916-5

Herpes Simplex 2 Ab IgG: 43180-9

Mayo Access Code


Reviewed Date