Herpes Simplex Virus 1/2 AB, IgM
Collect SST/1.0 mL serum, after 30 minutes of clotting, promptly centrifuge and send refrigerated.
Alternate sample: Red top
Enzyme Linked Immunoassay
Room temp: 8 hours, Refrigerated: 7 days, Frozen: 14 days
1-3 days, performed Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday
IgM levels can provide useful information about an acute event.