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Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG in New Delhi

Also known as Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 IgG Antibody Test
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Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
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  1. No special preparation is required.

Understanding Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG in New Delhi


What is Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG in New Delhi?

A Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG test is performed to confirm if a person has been exposed to herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1, the virus that causes oral herpes infection, in the past. It does so by detecting the presence of IgG antibodies (specific proteins) that are produced in response to a past or prolonged infection. 

What does Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG measure?

A Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG test determines the presence of IgG antibodies against HSV-1 in response to the Herpes infection. The body begins to make IgG antibodies around 18 to 21 days after the exposure of the virus and remains in the body for life. The presence of IgG antibodies generally indicates past exposure and immunity against herpes infection. Getting tested helps manage herpes infection and prevent it from spreading further as the HSV-1 remains dormant in the body after the initial infection and can reactivate at various times, leading to recurrent outbreaks.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG in New Delhi


Frequently Asked Questions about Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG in New Delhi

Q. Why is it important to get a Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG test?

The Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG test is important as it helps in diagnosing past HSV infections and evaluating the immune status of individuals, especially those who are immunocompromised (have weak immunity) or pregnant.

Q. How is the Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG test performed?

The Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG test requires a blood sample, which is usually drawn from a vein in the arm. The collected sample is then sent to a laboratory, where the level of HSV-1 IgG antibodies in the serum is measured.

Q. Can I have HSV-1 without symptoms?

Yes, many people infected with HSV-1 may not have noticeable symptoms or may have very mild symptoms that they do not recognize as being caused by the virus. These individuals can still transmit the virus to others. Therefore, getting tested is the best way to know if you are infected.

Q. Can I get infected with HSV-2 if I have HSV-1 IgG antibodies?

Yes, being infected with HSV-1 and having IgG antibodies against this virus type does not protect you from getting infected with HSV-2, the virus typically responsible for genital herpes.

Q. Can HSV-1 IgG test differentiate between oral and genital infection?

No, the HSV-1 IgG test does not provide information about the location of the infection. It only indicates that a person has been infected with the virus at some point in the past.

Q. Is there any risk associated with a Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG test?

No, Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG test is generally safe with minimal risks. However, you may feel slight discomfort during blood sample collection but chances of serious complications are extremely rare.

Q. Can I schedule an online booking for a Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG test in New Delhi?

Yes, you can book a Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG test in New Delhi with Tata 1mg Labs. The test can be booked easily, is affordable, and comes with an easy-to-understand report.

Q. Is home sample collection facility available for a Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG test in New Delhi with Tata 1mg Labs?

Yes, home sample collection for a Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG test is readily available in New Delhi. Tata 1mg Labs allows you to choose a date and time that suits your schedule for sample collection.

Q. How can I schedule a Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG test with Tata 1mg Labs in New Delhi?

If you want to schedule a Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG test with Tata 1mg Labs in New Delhi, the procedure is fairly easy and hassle-free. Follow these steps to book a test: 1). Visit the Lab Tests section on the Tata 1mg website. 2). Add the test you want in the cart. 3). Pick a time and date slot according to your convenience; however, do consider the necessary prerequisites while scheduling a test. 4). You will receive a notification with all the details once the test is scheduled.

Q. What is the price of a Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG test at Tata 1mg Labs in New Delhi?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests in New Delhi. A Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG test is available at an affordable price of Rs. 659.

Q. What is the estimated turnaround time for the results of a {test-name} test in New Delhi?

At Tata 1mg Labs, we understand the importance of timely results. We strive to provide fast turnaround times for test results, allowing you to get the information you need promptly. On average, we take 48 hours to provide the reports of a Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG test in New Delhi.
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