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HSV Western Blot (HSWB)

Test Code


CPT Code(s)


Preferred Specimen(s)

1 mL serum

Minimum Volume

0.5 mL

Alternative Specimen(s)

Serum separator tube (SST®)

Collection Instructions

The sample must have 2 patient identifiers on the sample or the test will be cancelled.
Note: The vendor is not NY, FL, RI, MD or PA certified.

Transport Container

Plastic screw-cap vial

Transport Temperature

Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability

Room temperature: Not established
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: Indefinite

Reject Criteria

Plasma • Sample not having 2 patient identifiers


Western Blot

Performing Laboratory

University of Washington
1959 NE Pacific Street Rm Nw220
Seattle, WA 98195-0001

Setup Schedule

Set up: Mon, Thur

LOINC®' Code(s)

The Result and LOINC information listed below should not be used for electronic interface maintenance with Quest Diagnostics. Please contact the Quest Diagnostics Connectivity Help Desk for more information at 800-697-9302.

NOTE: The codes listed in the table below are not orderable Test Codes.

Result NameLOINC CodeComponent Name
85972330HSV WB RESULT16942-5Herpes simplex virus Ab
85972340HSV WB INTERPRETATION16942-5Herpes simplex virus Ab
85996136HSV WB SPECIMEN31208-2Specimen source

Reference ranges are provided as general guidance only. To interpret test results use the reference range in the laboratory report.

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

LOINC assignment is based on a combination of test attributes, including the method used by the performing laboratory. For tests not performed by Quest Diagnostics, codes are assigned by the performing laboratory.

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