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Test Code HSWB Herpes Simplex Virus Serology, 1 Serum

Clinical System Name

Herpes Simplex Virus Serology, 1 Serum

Synonyms

Herpes 1 + 2 Serology - 1 Serum
Herpes Type-specific Serology
HSV Antibody Status
HSV IgG
HSV Serology - Single Serum
HSV Titers
HSV Type-specific Serology
HSV Western Blot
HSVEIA

Description

Western Blot serology measures primarily IgG. Infants less than 6 months old will have passive transfer of maternal antibody. HSV cultures are recommended on this infants. IgM serology is not available.

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole blood

Container(s): Red, Gold SST, Gold Microtainer

Preferred Vol: 2.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.0 mL

 

Note:

Processing Instructions

Reject due to:

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2 - 8 C

Storage location: Spin blood, transfer 1 mL serum to a plastic aliquot tube affixed with a large computer label. 

Monday – Friday: Place sample in the Virology Section of the Sendouts Refrigerated Rack.

Saturday-Sunday & Holidays: Close batch in Mayo Access and courier to UW NW220. Place a copy of the Transfer List (indicate time sent) in the Virology Transport Binder. (Call on Holidays to be sure the lab is open to accept samples).

 

Off-site collection: Spin & aliquot serum & refrigerate.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
  Room temp

 

  Refrigerated  
  Frozen

 

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N Collected daily; performed M, W, F  2 - 3 d

20% of samples need 5 - 7 days of additional testing to confirm results.

Performing Laboratory

University of Washington

Dept of Laboratory Medicine

UW Virology Lab
1959 NE Pacific St, NW220
Seattle, WA 98195

 

Phone Number: (206) 520-4600

Department

Department:  Send Outs
 

Phone Number: (206) 987-2563

Methodology

Method: Western Blot

Analytical Volume: 0.5 mL serum

Limitations:

CPT Codes

84181

Send Out Instructions

 

Reference Test Name: Herpes Simplex Western Blot
Reference Test Number:

HSWB

Instructions:

Send out M - F with the UW courier. Weekends and Holidays courier to UW NW220.