Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

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HERPESVIRUS TYPE 6 ANTIBODIES (IGG, IGM)

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2457         Geisinger Epic ID: 17777

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
0.5 mL aliquot of serum; minimum 0.1 mL.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and transfer serum specimens to clean, plastic, screw-capped vial(s). Transport at room temperature. 
Transport temperature:
Room temperature (preferred). Refrigerated or frozen specimen also acceptable.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 7 days . Refrigerated: 14 days. Frozen: 30 days.
Rejection criteria:
Stability limits exceeded.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
Herpesvirus 6 Ab (IgG)
<1:10 titer Antibody not detected
≥1:10 titer Antibody detected
Herpesvirus 6 Ab (IgM)
<1:20 titer Antibody not detected
≥1:20 titer Antibody detected
Additional information:
This is not a PCR test.
CPT code(s):
86790 x2
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:
Human herpes virus 6 IgG antibody and human herpes virus 6 IgM antibody.
Methodology:
Immunofluorescence Assay
Synonyms:
Herpes type 6 Abs, Herpes type 6 antibody, HV6
Quest test code 23982
Clinical significance:
HHV-6 is a distinct herpes virus that typically causes a self-limiting illness in patients who are not immunocompromised. In some patients, especially if immumocompromised, HHV-6 can cause febrile convulsions in infants, encephalitis mononucleosis-like symptoms, and hepatitis.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Set up: Tuesday-Saturday a.m.; Report available: 2-4 days    
Performed stat? No
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