Herpes simplex Serology


Herpes simplex Serology

Site(s) or Laboratory offering Test/Investigation

Reference laboratory


Please consider if this investigation is appropriate (antenatal exposure or immunocompromised patients). If the patient has a rash, please send a green top VTM skin swab for HSV PCR instead, due to length of time for antibody response.

Storage conditions and sample stability between collection and transport to Lab

72 hrs. at 2°C to 8°C

Sample type


Turnaround times (TAT) Urgent/Routine/GP or OPD

None available