Herpes simplex virus type specific serology assay availability
ervice change by the Virus Reference Department, PHE – Colindale
HSV serology, including the HSV serology typing assay for distinguishing between HSV-specific IgG, will no longer be offered from the Virus Reference Department from the 1st April 2016. HSV-type specific serology testing is available at the Manchester and Southampton Public Health Laboratories, and samples can be sent to either of these laboratories if HSV-typing serology is required. Please note that testing for intrathecal HSV IgG (on paired CSF and serum samples) as part of the investigation of encephalitis or other CNS infections will still be provided at VRD, Colindale.