Overview of HSV 1 & 2 IgG & IgM
Why Get Tested
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
- No special preparation required
What Results of HSV 1 & 2 IgG & IgM mean?
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.