Hotline Announcement

July 6, 2022

Effective August 15, 2022, ARUP Laboratories will consolidate the existing molecular Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) test options into a single test option, Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-1/HSV-2) Subtype by PCR. This test not only detects HSV but also identifies the subtype (HSV-1 or HSV-2), which is an important factor for clinical decisions regarding treatment. This change aligns with recent guidelines from the CDC.

This change will be published in the August 15, 2022, Quarterly Hotline.

Available Test Option


Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-1/HSV-2) Subtype by PCR

Inactivated Tests


Herpes Simplex Virus by PCR


Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) by PCR with Reflex to HSV (HSV-1/HSV-2) Subtype by PCR

Advantages of HSV Subtyping

Additional Information

If you have additional questions, please contact ARUP Client Services and use keyword: HSV

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