Herpes Simplex I & 2 IgG Antibody

Additional Info:
The performance of this assay has not been established for pediatric populations, for neonatal screening, or for the testing of immunocompromised patients.

Methodology: Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

Specimen Requirements: 1 yellow-top SST tube (minimum: 0.5 mL of serum). Centrifuge SST 30 minutes after draw. Refrigerate specimen after collection.


  • Gross hemolysis and gross lipemia is unacceptable.
  • Microbial contamination may interfere.

Analytical Time: 2 days

Days Set Up: Monday through Friday

CPT Information:
86696 – herpes simplex, type 2
86695 – herpes simplex, type 1