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Test Code HSVG Herpes simplex IgG (HSV IgG) Virus 1/2

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container/Tube:  Red Top
Volume:  6.0mL blood
Minimum Volume: 0.5mL serum
Collection Instructions: Allow specimen to clot for 30 minutes and centrifuge within 2 hours

Sample Stability

** Preferred temperatures for storage prior to and during shipping to NUH **


Specimen Type:  Serum
Ambient:  2 days
Refrigerate:  2 weeks
Frozen:  1 year


Reference Interval


Days and Times Performed

Monday, TAT 2-8 days


Western Blot

Service Code



last updated 26/02/2022

Unacceptable Condition

Haemolysis:  NA
Icterus: NA
Lipaemic: NA
Others:  NA


Testing Laboratory

National University Hospital

Clinical Chemistry, 67724346

Useful For

Diagnosis of Herpes simplex infection


HSVG, Herpes Simplex Antibodies IgG,
HSV Types 1 and 2 Ab IgG