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HERPES SIMPLEX 1&2 ANTIBODY IGG (HGG)

Department: Virology
Test Synonym(s): HGG, HSV, HSV IgG
CPT Codes: 86695, 86696
Methodology: EIA
Reference Range: Negative, Positive or Equivocal
Tube Type: Red top (clot activator with gel)
Specimen: Serum only
Pediatric Requirements: Red top microtainer (1 mL)
Volume: 150 uL (includes repeat)
Minimum Volume: 75 uL (no repeats)
Temperature: Allow to clot, store refrigerated (2-8C)

Stability: Labile specimen. Keep refrigerated.
Reasons for Rejection: Same assay within 4 days gross contamination, hemolysis, lipemia, icterus
Days Performed: Monday - Friday
Times Performed: Morning
TAT: Same day to 3 days

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