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HSV 2 IgG & IgM

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Overview of HSV 2 IgG & IgM

What is HSV 2 IgG & IgM?

The HSV 2 IgG and IgM tests are antibody tests to determine the presence of Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV 2) in blood. It is recommended for patients, who are suspected to have a herpes infection.

Why is HSV 2 IgG & IgM done?

HSV 2 IgG and IgM tests are performed to diagnose an infection of the Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV 2). If herpes symptoms like blisters in genital area and viral meningitis symptoms are detected, the test may be recommended.

Preparation for HSV 2 IgG & IgM

  • No special preparation required

Sample Type for HSV 2 IgG & IgM

The sample type collected for HSV 2 IgG & IgM is: Blood

Interpreting HSV 2 IgG & IgM results


  • A positive HSV-2 IgM test indicates recent or active infection.

• A positive HSV-2 IgG test indicates previous infection.
• A significant increase in HSV 2 IgG antibodies also indicates an active or recent infection.
• Negative results indicate that no exposure to HSV occurred, or that antibodies were not yet produced.

Tests Included in HSV 2 IgG & IgM(2 tests)

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

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About Dr. Lal PathLabs Ltd.

We focus on providing patients quality diagnostic healthcare services in India. Through our network, we offer patients convenient locations for their diagnostic healthcare services and efficient service. With over 3368 diagnostic and related healthcare tests and services offered, we believe we are capable of performing substantially all of the diagnostic healthcare tests and services currently prescribed by physicians in India. Our key competitive strengths are: Business model focused on the patient as a customer and an established consumer healthcare brand associated with quality services, in a market where patients generally choose their diagnostic healthcare service provider. Well-positioned to leverage upon one of the fastest-growing segments of the Indian healthcare industry. A network whose growth yields greater economies of scale, combined with a hub and spoke model that is scalable for further growth. Centralized information technology platform that fully integrates our network and is scalable. Attractive financial performance, financial profile and return on invested capital. Experienced leadership team with strong industry expertise and successful track record. Some of our laboratories have achieved International Organization for Standardization, or ISO, certification for their quality systems. Our National Reference Laboratory has obtained ISO 9001:2008 certification (for the performance of routine and advanced diagnostic pathology testing services, including clinical trials), ISO 15189:2007 (for quality management in medical laboratories), ISO 15189:2012 certification (in the field of medical testing) and ISO 27001:2013 certification (for establishing an effective information management system that maintains and processes information security at our data center).

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