Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS 2 (IGG), WITH REFLEX TO HSV-2 INHIBITION

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB1256         Geisinger Epic ID: 52949

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1 mL serum; minimum 0.7 mL

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 7 days. Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Gross hemolysis • Grossly lipemic • Plasma

TEST DETAILS
CPT code(s):
86696
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
If Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (IgG) >1.09, then HSV-2 Inhibition Study will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 86696).
Methodology:
Immunoassay
Synonyms:
Quest test code 17170, HSV2 Rflx
Clinical significance:
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.

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