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88681-2Herpes simplex virus Ag [Presence] in Cornea or Conjunctiva by ImmunofluorescenceActive

Term Description

Samples that are positive for herpes simplex display fluorescent intracellular cytoplasmic granules. Some infected cells may show rimming based on staining of the cell membrane.
Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Part Descriptions

LP14558-8   Herpes simplex virus
The herpes simplex virus (HSV) manifests itself in two common viral infections, each marked by painful, watery blisters in the skin or mucous membranes (such as the mouth or lips) or on the genitals. The disease is contagious, particularly during an outbreak, and is incurable with present technology. An infection on the lips is commonly known as a cold sore or fever blister. These are sometimes confused with canker sores or aphthous ulcers, which have a similar appearance; these appear inside the mouth and are not caused by the herpes simplex virus. When not symptomatic HSV lies dormant in nerve cells, growing along the axons of the skin during an outbreak. When the outbreak has passed, the virus 'dies back' along the nerve until it is only present in the nerve body. The dormancy of the virus within the nerve bodies contributes to the difficulty of treatment. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ for details. Source: Wikipedia, Herpes simplex virus (Wikipedia)

LP264599-4   Cornea/Conjunctiva
The "Cornea/Conjunctiva" System in LOINC encompasses both the cornea and conjunctiva, which are contiguous structures in front of the eye. This System is used for LOINC terms that represent tests run on either corneal or conjunctival specimens (e.g., swabs) and does not imply that both the corneal and conjunctiva were sampled in any given instance. Source: Regenstrief LOINC

Fully-Specified Name

Herpes simplex virus Ag

Additional Names

Short Name
HSV Ag Corn/Cnjt Ql IF
Display Name
HSV Ag IF Ql (Corn/Cnjt)
Consumer Name Alpha
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) antigen, Cornea or Conjunctiva

Example Answer List LL744-4

Source: Regenstrief Institute

Answer Code Score Answer ID
Detected LA11882-0
Not detected LA11883-8

Basic Attributes

First Released
Version 2.64
Last Updated
Version 2.64
Order vs. Observation

Member of these Groups

LG50928-7 Herpes simplex virus Ag|PrThr|Sys:ANYEYE

Language Variants Get Info

zh-CNChinese (China)
单纯疱疹病毒 抗原:存在情况或阈值:时间点:角膜/结膜:序数型:免疫荧光法
fr-FRFrench (France)
Herpes simplex virus Ag:Présence/Seuil:Ponctuel:Cornée/conjonctive:Qualitatif:Immunofluorescence
it-ITItalian (Italy)
Herpes simplex, virus , Ag:PrThr:Pt:Cornea/Congiuntiva:Ord:IF
es-MXSpanish (Mexico)
Virus del herpes simplex Ag:Presencia o umbral:Punto temporal:Córnea o conjuntiva:Ordinal:Inmunofluorescencia (IF)
es-ESSpanish (Spain)
Virus Herpes simplex Antígeno:PrThr:Punto temporal:Cornea/conjuntiva:Ord:Inmunofluorescencia (IF)

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