What is an HSV 1 Test?
An HSV 1 Test is a blood test that checks for IgG antibodies to HSV 1.
Why is an HSV 1 Test important?
The HSV 1 test tests for the type of HSV that generally causes oral symptoms such as cold sores.
If someone is infected, how long after an exposure will a positive HSV 1 test result show up?
In the setting of an infection, this HSV 1 test is typically positive approximately 25 days after the exposure.
What I don't have any HSV 1 symptoms?
An HSV 1 test can be positive and identify an infection even in the absence of symptoms.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This HSV 1 Test 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.