Test Detail
Overview
Interpreting Results

Content created by

Written by
Dr. Betina Chandolia
BDS, MDS - Oral Pathology and Microbiology
Reviewed by
Dr. Lalit Mohan Gupta
MBBS, MD - Microbiology
Want to know more?
Read our Editorial Policy

Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2, IgG

ADD TO CART
You need to provide
Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. No special preparation required

Overview


What is Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2, IgG?

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.

Why is Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2, IgG done?

  1. If you have signs of herpes virus infection like blister on the genitals
  2. When you have encephalitis and the doctor is suspecting a viral cause 
  3. If you are pregnant, and are suffering from herpes 
  4. If you are being screened for a previous exposure to herpes simplex virus
  5. If you have any other sexually transmitted disease and are at increased risk of herpes infection

Interpreting Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2, IgG results


Interpretations

  • The presence of HSV1 and HSV2 IgG antibodies indicate previous infection
  • A significant increase in HSV IgG antibodies , measured by comparing acute samples, indicate and active or recent infection 
  • Negative antibody test results mean that it is unlikely that a person has been exposed to HSV


NABL

CAP

ISO

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...
Know More

Available at Other Labs