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Alternative Name
Herpes Simplex 1 Antigen, HSV1, Herpes Simplex 2 Antigen, HSV2
Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
Test Description

This antibody cocktail reacts with Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) type 1- or type 2-specific antigens and with antigens common to both types. The antibodies react with all the major glycoproteins present in the viral envelope and at least one core protein as determined by crossed immunoelectrophoresis. Neither antibody cross-reacts with cytomegalovirus or Epstein-Barr virus. The cocktail is well suited for the detection of HSV in human cellular material obtained from superficial lesions or biopsies and for the early identification of HSV in infected tissue cultures.

Specimen Requirements
  • A formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue block is preferred specimen type
  • One (1) unbaked, unstained slide for H&E staining (required) and two to three (2-3) positively charged unstained slides (all cut at 4-5 microns) for each test/antibody ordered
  • Block and slide identifiers should be clearly written and match exactly with the specimen ID and specimen labeling as noted on the requisition.
Storage and Transportation

Use cold pack for transport. Make sure cold pack is not in direct contact with specimen.

CPT Code(s)*
88342 x 1 or 88341 x 1
Turnaround Time

Global: 48 hours, Tech-Only (stain only): 24 hours

New York Approved
Level of Service
Stain Only

*The CPT codes provided with our test descriptions are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. Correct CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed.