Human herpes virus 8 igg antibodies

This is an important test that detects the presence of HHV-8 antibodies in the blood to help diagnose an infection.

Venous blood
1 tests included
12 days turnaround



About Human herpes virus 8 igg antibodies

What is human herpesvirus 8?

Human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8), also known as Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), is a virus which in some people causes an infection called Kaposi’s sarcoma. People infected with HIV or weakened immune systems are more prone to developing Kaposi’s sarcoma.

Kaposi’s sarcoma is characterised by skin tumours, but tumours can also develop in the lymph nodes and lungs. HHV-8 antibodies are produced by the body’s immune system in response to infection. The presence of specific antibodies (proteins produced by the immune system to help fight infections) in the blood is a useful indicator of infection.  

Why take this test?

This test detects the presence of HHV-8 antibodies in the blood to help diagnose an infection.


What's tested


How it works



Purchase your Kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to your door unless you are ordering a COVID-19 Fit to Fly test where you will be given appointment options to attend our clinics across the United Kingdom for a nose and throat swab PCR test at the checkout stage.



Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse. For COVID-19 Fit to Fly tests you must attend one of our partner clinics for our trained collection officers to take your sample. You will then have the results emailed to you.



Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.