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HSV 1&2 Glycoprotein G Antibodies, IgG (8000100226)
Test Mnemonic:
Specimen Requirements:

Serum separator tube (SST)


Serum separator tube (SST)

Minimum Volume:

1mL of serum


Refrigerate (2-8°C) up to 7 days; Samples should be frozen (<-20°C)

Specimen Preparation:

Within two of collection, centrifuge


Refrigerate (2-8°C) up to 7 days; Samples should be frozen (<-20°C)

Causes for Rejection:

Lipemic, hemolyzed or bacterial contaminated sample, improper collection. Specimen container unlabeled or labeled incorrectly. No date and time of collection on requisition form

Reference Range:

Positive (presence of antibody), Negative (no antibody detected); Equivocal (borderline result)

Turnaround Time:

Test is performed daily, Sunday through Friday


 Muliplex Bead Immunoassay


Clinical Microbiology


HSV Antibodies; HSV1 Antibody, IgG; HSV2 Antibody IgG; Herpes antibodies; Herpes simplex virus antibodies, IgG; HSVG

Clinical Indication:

Determination of prior exposure to HSV1 and HSV2 virus

Patient Preparation :

Routine venipunture

CPT 4 Code:

 86695 and 86696


Herpes culture or molecular test for HSV DNA  is recommended for acute infection detection.

When ordering tests for which Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement will be sought, physicians should only order tests that are medically necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of the patient. Components of the organ or disease panels may be ordered individually. The diagnostic information must substantiate all tests ordered and must be in the form of an ICD-10 code or its verbal equivalent.
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