The performance of this assay has not been established for pediatric populations, for neonatal screening, or for the testing of immunocompromised patients.
Methodology: Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)
Specimen Requirements: 1 yellow-top SST tube (minimum: 0.5 mL of serum). Centrifuge SST 30 minutes after draw. Refrigerate specimen after collection.
- Gross hemolysis and gross lipemia is unacceptable.
- Microbial contamination may interfere.
Analytical Time: 2 days
Days Set Up: Monday through Friday
86696 – herpes simplex, type 2
86695 – herpes simplex, type 1