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Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Type 2 Specific Antibodies Blood Test, IgG

A HSV Type 2 Specific Antibodies Blood Test, IgG tests for Genital herpes, a highly contagious infection that is usually spread through sex.


Test Code: 163033

CPT Code: 86696

Also Known As: Herpes-2, HSV Type 2-Specific Antibody, IgG, HSV-2

Methodology:

Chemiluminescent immunoassay (CLIA). Reflex of specimens equivocal and low positive for HSV-2 type specific IgG to a membrane based immunoassay

Preparation:

No special preparation required.

Test Results:

3-5 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


Details:

Per CDC guidelines, if the result is an equivocal or low positive a supplemental test will be performed at no additional cost.

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Test Code: 3640

CPT Code: 86696

Also Known As: Herpes-2, HSV Type 2-Specific Antibody, IgG, HSV-2

Methodology:

Immunoassay (IA)

Preparation:

No special preparation required.

Test Results:

2-4 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.

Description

Genital herpes is a common and highly contagious infection that is usually spread through sex. This infection is generally caused by the herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), although herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1), may cause genital herpes. Genital herpes treatment includes medicines to help heal sores faster and prevent outbreaks.

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