Herpes Simplex Serology


Test Information

Test Name

Herpes Simplex Serology

Synonyms

HSV IgG; Herpes Simplex Virus; HSV1; HSV2; Herpes simplex virus type 1 IgG; Herpes simplex virus type 2 IgG

Preferred Specimen

SST

Testing Location

Referral


Collection Information

Availability

By arrangement with laboratory


Processing Information

Registration Code

HERP

Notes

  • The test of choice for diagnosing cutaneous and mucosal Herpes Simplex lesions is PCR (Viral swab)
  • HSV serology is not generally informative and is no longer routinely performed
  • Please provide relevant clinical details

Alternative Specimen

Plain tube


Methodology

Sample Storage

Fridge

Sample Stability

1 week

Interpretations

View Interpretations

Contact Information

laura.yau@pathlab.co.nz

External Referral Information

Referral Location

Waikato Hospital Laboratory

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