Overview of HSV 1 IgG & IgM
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.
Preparation for HSV 1 IgG & IgM
- No special preparation required
Sample Type for HSV 1 IgG & IgM
Interpreting HSV 1 IgG & IgM results
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 in HSV 1 IgG & IgM(2 tests)
- Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG