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Interpreting Results
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Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgG

(HSV-2, IgG)
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Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. No special preparation required

Overview


What is HSV-2, IgG?

Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV-2) is the main cause of genital herpes which is a sexually transmitted disease. HSV-2 infection is lifelong and incurable. Genital herpes infection is mostly asymptomatic but symptoms such as genital blisters, body aches & fever do occur in some patients. Antibodies are produced by immune system to fight with the virus.This test detects IgG antibodies that are detectable from 21 to over 41 days of infection. IgG antibody is not used to detect early infection rather it is used to detect whether the patient has been previously exposed to the virus. The test is highly recommended in pregnant females to recognize HSV risk. This will help to prevent or minimize congential deformity in the fetus

Why is HSV-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 HSV-2, IgG results


Interpretations

  • The presence of HSV 2 IgG antibodies usually indicates previous infection
  • A significant increase in HSV IgG antibodies, measured by comparing acute and convalescent samples usually indicate ans active or recent infection 
  • Negative HSV antibody test usually means that it is unlikely that the person has been exposed to HSV 


Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about HSV-2, IgG


Frequently Asked Questions about Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgG

Q. How can herpes infection be prevented?
Oral herpes can’t be prevented. Exposure occurs during everyday life. Genital herpes can be prevented by avoiding sexual contact or through the use of condoms.

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