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Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2 IgM

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Overview of Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2 IgM

What is Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2 IgM?

It is used to screen for or diagnose Herpes simplex infection. A doctor suspects herpes simplex infection when you have blister on your genitals, or symptoms of meningitis like severe headache, seizures. It may also be ordered if you are pregnant and are suffering from herpes. A doctor may also order HSV antibody test if you have another sexually transmitted disease and are at increased risk of infection.

Why is Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2 IgM done?

  1. If you have signs of herpes virus infection like blister on the genitals
  2. When you have encephalitis and the doctor is suspecting a viral cause 
  3. If you are pregnant, and are suffering from herpes 
  4. If you are being screened for a previous exposure to herpes simplex virus
  5. If you have any other sexually transmitted disease and are at increased risk of herpes infection

Preparation for Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2 IgM

  • No special preparation required

Sample Type for Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2 IgM

The sample type collected for Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2 IgM is: Blood

Interpreting Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2 IgM results

Interpretations

  • Positive HSV 1 and 2 IgM antibody indicates acute or recent infection 
  • Negative HSV 1 and HSV 2 antibody test means that it is unlikely that a person has been exposed to Herpes simplex virus 

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