Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 Glycoprotein G-Specific Antibody, IgG HSV2GP
|Collect||One 5 mL gold (SST) top tube.|
|Transport||1 mL serum at 2-8°C (Min: 0.5 mL)|
Refrigerated: 7 days. EDTA or heparinized plasma are also acceptable.
|Schedule||Mon - Fri|
Individuals infected with HSV may not exhibit detectable IgG antibody to glycoprotein G in the early stages of infection and 5-10% of infections may occur with glycoprotein G deficient virus. Detection of antibody presence in these cases may only be possible using a non-type specific screening test.
HSV serology cannot be interpreted in infants less than 60 days old.
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