Herpes Simplex Virus Type-Specific Glycoprotein G Antibodies IgG (HSV1 and HSV2) HSVTYP

Method(s) Multiplex Bead Immunoassay
Synonym HSV1 and HSV2 serology
Specimen Required
Collect

One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube. Also acceptable: EDTA or heparinized plasma

Transport

1 mL serum at 2-8°C (Min: 0.5 mL)

Stability

Refrigerated: 7 days.

Schedule Mon-Fri
Billing Code 2010209
CPTCode 86695, 86696
Notes

Individuals infected with HSV may not exhibit detectable IgG antibody to glycoprotein G in the early stages of infection and 5-10% of infections may occur with glycoprotein G deficient virus. Detection of antibody presence in these cases may only be possible using a non-type specific screening test.

HSV serology cannot be interpreted in infants less than 60 days old.

Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
No Appointment Necessary
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