What is the Herpes 6 Antibodies test?
The Herpes 6 Antibodies test, also known as the HHV-6 test, measures the blood levels of Herpesvirus 6 IgG and IgM antibodies.
Why is the Herpes 6 Antibodies test important?
HHV-6 is a a virus that can cause a specific type of illness in patients who have a normal immune system. It is not typically thought of as an STI.
Is there anything else I should know about the Herpes 6 Antibodies test?
This test was developed and its analytical performance characteristics have been determined by Quest Diagnostics. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This assay has been validated pursuant to the CLIA regulations and is used for clinical purposes.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This Herpes 6 Antibodies is a blood test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
Fasting is not necessary.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.