Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Antibody Screen, IgM, by EIA, Serum
Method Description Describes how the test is performed and provides a method-specific reference
Diluted samples are incubated with herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1 and 2 antigens bound to the solid surface of a microtiter well. If IgM antibodies against HSV are present in the sample, they will bind to the antigen, forming antigen-antibody complexes. Residual sample is eliminated by aspirating and washing. Conjugate (horseradish peroxide-labeled antihuman IgM) is added and binds to these complexes. Unbound conjugate is removed by aspiration and washing. The substrate is then added and incubated. In the presence of bound enzyme, the substrate is converted to an end product. The absorbance of this end product is read spectrophotometrically at 450 nm (reference 600-630 nm) and is directly proportional to the concentration of IgM antibodies to HSV 1 and 2 antigens present in the sample. (Package insert: HSV 1 and 2 IgM Enzyme Immunoassay Test Kit, DiaMedix Corporation, Miami, FL)
Day(s) and Time(s) Test Performed Outlines the days and times the test is performed. This field reflects the day and time the sample must be in the testing laboratory to begin the testing process and includes any specimen preparation and processing time required before the test is performed. Some tests are listed as continuously performed, which means assays are performed several times during the day.
Monday through Saturday; 9 a.m.
Analytic Time Defines the amount of time it takes the laboratory to setup and perform the test. This is defined in number of days. The shortest interval of time expressed is "same day/1 day," which means the results may be available the same day that the sample is received in the testing laboratory. One day means results are available 1 day after the sample is received in the laboratory.
Same day/1 day
Maximum Laboratory Time Defines the maximum time from specimen receipt at Mayo Medical Laboratories until the release of the test result
Specimen Retention Time Outlines the length of time after testing that a specimen is kept in the laboratory before it is discarded
Performing Laboratory Location The location of the laboratory that performs the test