Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2 HSV 1/2 IGG,TYPE SPECIFIC AB

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Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2 HSV 1/2 IGG,TYPE SPECIFIC AB

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Detail Description

"Clinical Significance
Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2 (IgG), Type-Specific Antibodies - Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) is responsible for several clinically significant human viral diseases, with severity ranging from inapparent to fatal. Clinical manifestations include genital tract infections, neonatal herpes, meningoencephalitis, keratoconjunctivitis, and gingivostomatitis. There are two HSV serotypes that are closely related antigenically. HSV Type 2 is more commonly associated with genital tract and neonatal infections, while HSV Type 1 is more commonly associated with infections of non-genital sites. Specific typing is not usually required for diagnosis or treatment. The mean time to seroconversion using the type specific assay is 25 days. The performance of this assay has not been established for use in a pediatric population, for neonatal screening, or for testing of immunocompromised patients.

Preferred Specimen(s)
1 mL serum

Minimum Volume
0.5 mL

Transport Container
Transport tube

Transport Temperature
Room temperature

Specimen Stability
Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 14 days
Frozen: 30 days
Reject Criteria
Gross hemolysis • Grossly lipemic • Plasma

Immunoassay (IA)

Reference Range(s)
Index    Interpretation
<0.90    Negative
0.90-1.09    Equivocal
>1.09    PositiveThis assay utilizes recombinant type-specific antigens to differentiate HSV-1 from HSV-2 infections. A index positive result cannot distinguish between recent and past infection. If recent HSV infection is suspected but the results are negative or equivocal, the assay should be repeated in 4-6 weeks. The performance index characteristics of the assay have not been established for pediatric populations, immunocompromised patients, or neonatal screening.

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