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Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Type 1 LabCorp


LabCorp Test #: 164897, CPT: 86695

This test is used in quantitative detection of IgG antibodies, specific to Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) type 1 infection. This will confirm or rule out possible infection with HSV type 1 in prenatal patients. In a patient with no history of lesion disease, a positive result for this test may be indicative that the primary infection was asymptomatic. Once infected by HSV, it is possible for a patient to shed virus without lesion development (asymptomatic shedding). This test will not indicate the HSV infection site.

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