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The herpes simplex virus 1 & 2 antibody test is a blood test to check for herpes simplex 1 & 2 IgG.
Why do this test? The herpes simplex virus 1 & 2 antibody test (IgG) tests if you have had herpes simplex 1 & 2 in the past. It is not a test to see if you have a herpes simplex virus infection now. The herpes simplex 1 & 2 antibody test (IgG) can take up to 4 months to become positive after an infection.
There is no need for an appointment to do the herpes simplex virus 1 & 2 antibody test (IgG). After ordering it, you will receive a confirmation message with a map and directions attached. You can then go to Patient Reception at The Doctors Laboratory to give the sample. The laboratory is open 7am – 7pm weekdays and 7am-1pm on Saturdays.
Time Taken: 3 working days *
Results of your herpes simplex 1 & 2 antibody test (IgG) will be e-mailed to you with a doctor's explanation of what the result means.
* Indicative timings only. Actual result may be earlier or slightly later.