What is HSV-1, 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.
Preparation for HSV-1, IgM
- No special preparation required
Sample Type for HSV-1, IgM
The sample type collected for Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgM is: Blood