Test Catalog

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

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

Determining whether a patient has been previously exposed to herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 and 2


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


This test should not be used to diagnose active or recent 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

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

Multiplex Flow Immunoassay (MFI)

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, IgG, S

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

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