Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2 IgG & IgM
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
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 (2 tests)
- Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2, IgG