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Interpreting Results
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HSV 2 IgG & IgM

HSV 2 IgG & IgM Test Includes 2 testsView All
You need to provide
Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. No special preparation required

Overview


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.


Interpreting HSV 2 IgG & IgM results


Interpretations

  • 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 (2 tests)


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

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