Testing for Herpes simplex virus – Type 1
Herpes simplex virus- Type 1 causes blisters around mouth/genitals and meningitis. Specific IgG antibodies to the Type 1 virus detect chronic infection with HSV-type 1.
In a patient with no history of lesion disease, a positive result for this test may be indicative that the primary infection was asymptomatic. Once infected by HSV, it is possible for a patient to shed virus without the development of lesions (asymptomatic shedding). This test does not indicate the site of HSV infection.
Meningitis, blisters around mouth/genitals.
No special preparation is necessary prior to blood sample collection.
Estimated Turn Around For Results:
2-10 Business Days
For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.