Test directory: Herpes Simplex Type 2 Ab, IgG

Ordering Code3900
Test NameHerpes Simplex Type 2 Ab, IgG
AliasHSV-2 IgG Antibodies
IgG antibodies to Herpes Simplex
Virus Type 2
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerSST (Gold)
Other Specimen/ContainerPlasma in EDTA, K2 (Lavender), Plasma in Lithium Heparin (Green), Serum in Plain (Red)
Optimum Volume0.5 mL
Handling InstructionsKeep specimen &/or aliquot samples capped.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 8 Hours
Refrigerated: 7 Days
Frozen: 1 Month
Rejection CriteriaHemolyzed, Insufficient quantity, Specimen older than stability limits, Wrong specimen type
Avail. StatNO
Analytic TimeUp to 4 Days
MethodologyMultiplex Flow Immunoassay

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Herpes Simplex Type 2 Ab, IgGALLAI


Index (AI)               Result            Interpretation
----------              --------           --------------
 < 0.9                  Negative           No HSV-2 IgG antibodies
                                           detected. Patient is
                                           presumed not to have had
                                           previous HSV-2 infection.
0.9 - 1.0               Equivocal          Equivocal results: Obtain
                                           an additional sample for
 >= 1.1                 Positive           IgG Antibody to HSV-2

See report.