Specimen: 3 mL (2 mL min.) serum from 1 SST. Ship refrigerated or frozen.
Stability (Room): 2 hrs
Stability (Refrigerated): 4 days
Stability (Frozen): 4 weeks
Method: Enzyme Immunoassay, CLIA
Comment: For detection of Acute HSV infections, HSV PCR is the recommended test.
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 2 hrs
Usage: HSV-1 is closely associated with orolabial infections and HSV encephalitis. HSV-1 serum testing is particularly useful for the follow-up of pregnant women, who were not previously exposed to HSV-1 and consequently are not protected against the virus. The presence of HSV-1 IgG antibody in serum is an indication of previous exposure. A significant increase in HSV IgG is an indication of reactivation, current or recent infection. The presence of HSV-1 IgM antibody in serum is an indicator of active infection.
Specialty: Physician, Gynecologist
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: No special preparation required