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Herpes simplex (HSV) type specific antibody

About This Test

Department: Virology and Molecular Microbiology


4ml clotted blood (1ml if paediatric), red top,


Turnaround Time:

3-7 days

Detection of herpes simplex 1 and 2 IgG antibodies

Other Comments:

If processing is delayed, refrigeration is preferable to storage at ambient temperature. Delays of over 24hours are undesirable

Referred to Manchester Medical Microbiology