Test Overview
Test Methodology

IFA

Test Usage

Human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) is found in peripheral blood leukocytes and is considered the agent of roseola. The normal prevalence of HHV-6 antibody is high. Nearly 100% of the population will demonstrate antibody at midlife with titers declining with increasing age. Immunofluorescence assays are used for detection of antibody recognizing HHV-6. Crossreactions with other herpes viruses, i.e., Cytomegalovirus and Herpes Simplex have not been found. In order to serologically demonstrate primary infection, it is necessary to detect a significant change in titer.

Reference Range *

IgG <1:10; IgM <1:20.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily
Analytic Time

1 - 5 days

Soft Order Code
HPV6
MiChart Code
Herpesvirus 6 Ab Panel IFA (Sendout)
Synonyms
  • Human Herpesvirus-6 Antibodies
  • Roseola Antibodies
  • HHV6
  • Herpesvirus 6 Antibodies
  • HPV6
Laboratory
Sendout
Reference Laboratory
Mayo FHP6 (80419) (Focus 40540)
Section
Special Testing
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in a red top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate.

Red Top Tube
Normal Volume
1 ml serum
Minimum Volume
0.5 ml serum
Additional Information

Test sent to Mayo Medical Laboratories; performed by Focus Diagnostics.

Billing
CPT Code
86790 x2
Fee Code
AA009
NY State Approved
No