Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Glycoprotein G-Specific Antibody, IgG by CIA
Ordering Recommendation
Semi-Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
1-2 days  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
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Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Serum separator tube.  
Specimen Preparation
Separate serum from cells ASAP or within 2 hours of collection. Transfer 1 mL serum to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Parallel testing is preferred
andvconvalescent specimens must be received within 30 days from receipt of the acute specimens. Mark specimens plainly as "acute" or "convalescent."  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Unacceptable Conditions
Plasma or urine. Contaminated, heat-inactivated, hemolyzed, or severely lipemic specimens. CSF (refer to Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Glycoprotein G-Specific Antibody, IgG by ELISA, CSF, test code 0050379).  
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 1 year (avoid repeated freeze/thaw cycles)  
Reference Interval
Effective February 18, 2014  
0.90 IV or less Negative -​ No significant level of detectable IgG antibody to HSV type 1 glycoprotein G.
0.91-​1.09 IV Equivocal -​ Questionable presence of IgG antibody to HSV type 1 glycoprotein G.  Repeat testing in 10-​14 days may be helpful.
1.10 IV or greater Positive -​ IgG antibody to HSV type 1 glycoprotein G detected, which may indicate a current or past HSV infection.
Interpretive Data
Individuals infected with HSV may not exhibit detectable IgG antibody to type-specific HSV antigens 1 and 2 in the early stages of infection. Detection of antibody presence in these cases may only be possible using a non-type specific screening test.  
CPT Code(s)
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0050292HSV 1 Glycoprotein G Ab, IgG42337-6
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  • HerpeSelect
  • HSV 1
  • HSV Type 1 glycoprotein G
  • HSV Type 1 IgG Specific Ab
  • HSV typing 1
  • HSV-1