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Overview
Interpreting Results
Tests Included

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Dr. Betina Chandolia
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Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2 IgG & IgM

(HSV 1 & 2 IgG, IgM)
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HSV 1 & 2 IgG, IgM Test Includes 4 testsView All
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Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. No special preparation required

Overview


What is HSV 1 & 2 IgG, IgM?

The HSV 1 & 2 IgG & IgM test is perform to diagnose or screen for the infection caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus. The strain-1 and strain-2 of Herpes Simplex Virus causes oral herpes and genital herpes respectively.


Why is HSV 1 & 2 IgG, IgM done?

The doctor orders the HSV 1 & 2 IgG & IgM test when a patient shows the symptoms of an HSV that may include-

>Oral Herpes: fever blisters or cold sores around the mouth
>Genital Herpes: small sores with itching and pain around the genital area, scabs, painful urination, pain in vagina or pinus



Interpreting HSV 1 & 2 IgG, IgM results


Interpretations

If the HSV 1 & 2 IgM test is ruled as positive, then the patient is suffering from an active HSV infection.
If the HSV 1 & 2 IgG test results come back as positive, it means that the patient once suffered from an HSV infection.



Tests Included (4 tests)


  • Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG
  • Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgM
  • Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgG
  • Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgM

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