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Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) I & II Antibodies, IgM

Mnemonic:    [HSV 1/2 IgM]
Name:    Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) I & II Antibodies, IgM
Specimen:    0.5 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube.
Minimum Spec:    0.2 mL
Transport Temp:    Refrigerated
Spec Stability:    Stable up to 2 weeks refrigerated.
Ref Lab/Code:    ARUP 0050641
  Method:    Enzyme Immunoassay
Note:    Acute and convalescent specimens must be labelled as such; parallel testing is preferred and convalescent specimens MUST be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimen.
Processing Info:    Separate serum from cells ASAP. Clearly mark tube "acute" or "convalescent". Severely lipemic or hemolyzed specimens are not acceptable.