The performance of this assay has been established for sexually active adults and for pregnant women, but it has not been established for the general adult population, for children, or for immunocompromised persons. The performance of this assay has not been established for matrices other than serum, or for monitoring HSV therapy.
Enzyme immunoassay (EIA)
A single positive IgG antibody value is rarely diagnostic of a recent or current infection. It can be used to evaluate exposure or previous infection.