Test Catalog

Test ID: HSV    
Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Type 1- and Type 2-Specific Antibodies, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Supplementing culture or molecular detection of herpes simplex virus (HSV) for the diagnosis of acute infection


Determining whether a patient has been previously exposed to HSV types 1 or 2


Distinguishing between infection caused by HSV types 1 and 2, especially in patients with subclinical or unrecognized HSV infection

Profile Information A profile is a group of laboratory tests that are ordered and performed together under a single Mayo Test ID. Profile information lists the test performed, inclusive of the test fee, when a profile is ordered and includes reporting names and individual availability.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
HS1GHSV Type 1 Ab, IgG, SNoYes
HS2GHSV Type 2 Ab, IgG, SNoYes
MHSVHSV Ab Screen, IgM, S by EIAYesYes

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If herpes simplex virus (HSV) antibody screen is reactive, then HSV antibody by immunofluorescence assay will be performed at an additional charge.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

HS1G, HS2G: Multiplex Flow Immunoassay (MFI)

MHSV: Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA)

HSMR: Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA)

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

HSV Types 1 and 2 Ab, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

Herpes Simplex Serology
Herpes Simplex Virus Antibody
HSV Glycoprotein 1 and 2
HSV IgM and IgG Panel
Herpes Simplex Antibodies, IgG and IgM