Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Types 1/2, IgM, EIA

CPT: 86694
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Test Details


  • Herpesvirus Hominis Types 1 and 2, IgM
  • HSV Type 1 and Type 2, IgM


IgM levels can provide useful information about an acute event.


Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)

Reference Interval

• Negative: <0.91 ratio

• Equivocal: 0.91−1.09 ratio

• Positive: >1.09 ratio

Specimen Requirements




2 mL

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL (Note: This volume does not allow for repeat testing.)


Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube

Storage Instructions


Causes for Rejection

Hemolysis; lipemia; gross bacterial contamination


Order Code Order Code Name Order Loinc Result Code Result Code Name UofM Result LOINC
164806 HSV, IgM I/II Combination 41399-7 164807 HSV, IgM I/II Combination Ratio 41399-7

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