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Herpes Simplex Virus Serology

Alternate names:
Herpes Simplex Virus (Type1&2) Serology, HSV Serology
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
SHSV, SHSV12
Specimen types:
Serum
Container types:
Serum tube with gelSerum tube with gel
Collection Instructions:
Sample haemolysis may make this test unreportable
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab
Minimum Adult Volume:
5 mL
Notes:

 

 

Frequency:
Weekly
Result Turnaround Time:
3-7 days
Laboratory Use Only
Laboratory Notes:

RCH Can also test for HSV-1 and HSV-2 by serology, test code: SHSV12

Contact RCH Microbial Serology 9345 4910

VIDRL - Can test for IgG and IgM - not type specific - routine test, test code: SHSV

Contact VIDRL 9342 2649/9342 2650

External Laboratory:
Royal Childrens Hospital
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