4243 Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 and 2 IgG Antibody

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Serum 7 Days 2 - 8°C Index Value:
<0.90=Negative for anti-HSV 2 IgG
0.90-1.09=Equivocal for anti-HSV 2 IgG
>OR=1.10=Positive for anti-HSV 2 IgG

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL


Immunochemiluminometric (ICMA)



Turn-Around Time

24-48 hrs


Clinical Utility

To screen for or diagnose infection with the herpes simplex virus.

CPT Codes

86695, 86696

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