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Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Type 2-Specific Antibodies, IgG
Detection of antibodies specific to herpes type 2 only
Detect IgG antibodies specific to HSV type 2 infection; confirm or rule out possible infection with herpes simplex type 2 virus in prenatal patients in whom HSV 2 infection can cause serious prenatal disease. In a patient with no history of lesion disease, a positive result for this test may be indicative that the primary infection was asymptomatic. Once infected by HSV, it is possible for a patient to shed virus without the development of lesions (asymptomatic shedding). This test does not indicate the site of HSV infection.
Chemiluminescent immunoassay (CLIA)
Negative: <0.91 index
There is a considerable homology between HSV-1 and HSV-2 antigens, so that antibodies formed against either virus are highly cross-reactive. This assay is based on glycoprotein G-2, purified from HSV-2 infected cells, and is specific for type 2 antibodies.
|Order Code||Order Code Name||Order Loinc||Result Code||Result Code Name||UofM||Result LOINC|
|163147||HSV Type 2-Specific Ab, IgG||5209-2||163155||HSV 2 IgG, Type Spec||index||5209-2|