Test Detail
Overview
Interpreting Results
Tests Included

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Dr. Betina Chandolia
BDS, MDS - Oral Pathology and Microbiology
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HSV 1 IgG & IgM

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HSV 1 IgG & IgM Test Includes 2 testsView All
You need to provide
Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. No special preparation required

Overview


What is HSV 1 IgG & IgM?

The HSV 1 Antibody test for IgG and IgM is an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) performed to detect an infection of the Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 to diagnose herpes.


Why is HSV 1 IgG & IgM done?

The HSV 1 antibody test is performed when symptoms of herpes appear, including blisters in the genital area.


Interpreting HSV 1 IgG & IgM results


Interpretations

Positive test result for IgM indicates an active infection or a very recent infection. A positive result for IgG indicates a previous infection.


Tests Included (2 tests)


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

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