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Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgG in Ludhiana

Also known as Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 IgG Antibody test
You need to provide
Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. No special preparation is required.

Understanding Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgG in Ludhiana


What is Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgG in Ludhiana?

A Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgG test is performed to determine previous exposure to herpes simplex virus 2 which causes genital herpes infection. This test detects the presence of IgG antibodies that are produced in response to a past or prolonged infection. Getting tested helps manage herpes infection and prevent it from spreading further.

What does Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgG measure?

A Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgG test looks for the presence of IgG antibodies against HSV-2  in response to the Herpes infection. IgG antibodies are the most frequent type of antibody, which are developed around 18 to 21 days after the virus invades the body and remains in the body for life. Thus, the presence of IgG antibodies typically means an individual has been infected with the HSV-2 at some point. Detection of HSV-2 infection allows doctors to provide necessary support and guidance to individuals suffering from genital herpes, leading to better treatment outcomes and improved quality of life.

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgG in Ludhiana


Frequently Asked Questions about Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgG in Ludhiana

Q. Why is a Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgG test done?

A Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgG test is done to determine the presence of antibodies (IgG) against the herpes simplex virus type 2 (genital herpes). This test is typically used to diagnose previous exposure to this virus.

Q. How long does a herpes outbreak last?

Herpes outbreaks usually last for about one to two weeks, though the first outbreak after infection may last longer.

Q. Can pregnant women pass HSV-2 infection to their babies during childbirth?

Yes, it is possible that pregnant women with an active HSV-2 infection can pass the virus to their babies during vaginal delivery.

Q. Does the Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgG test need any special preparations?

No, the Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgG test does not need any special preparation or fasting before getting the test done.

Q. Can HSV-1 and HSV-2 exist together in a person?

Yes, it is possible for a person to get infected with both HSV-1 and HSV-2. In such cases, they will test positive for IgG antibodies to both viruses.

Q. How is a Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgG test performed?

A phlebotomist (a trained professional to perform blood draws) will clean your skin using an antiseptic alcohol cotton swab or wipe and take blood samples from your vein using a needle. The blood sample will be stored safely and transported to the laboratory for analysis.

Q. Is there any risk associated with a Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgG test?

No, Herpes Simplex Virus 2 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 2 IgG test in Ludhiana?

Yes, you can book a Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgG test in Ludhiana 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 2 IgG test in Ludhiana with Tata 1mg Labs?

Yes, home sample collection for a Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgG test is readily available in Ludhiana. 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 2 IgG test with Tata 1mg Labs in Ludhiana?

If you want to schedule a Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgG test with Tata 1mg Labs in Ludhiana, 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 2 IgG test at Tata 1mg Labs in Ludhiana?

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests in Ludhiana. A Herpes Simplex Virus 2 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 Ludhiana?

We at Tata 1mg Labs recognize the value of prompt results. We strive to deliver test results with quick turnaround times so you can receive the information promptly. The reports of a Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgG test in Ludhiana are often provided in 72 hours.
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References

  1. Genital Herpes – CDC Basic Fact Sheet [Internet]. CDC; 03 Jan. 2022 [Accessed 30 Jan. 2024]. Available From: https://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/stdfact-herpes.htm#:~:text=While%20herpes%20is%20not%20curable,your%20concerns%20and%20treatment%20options. External Link
  2. Genital Herpes Screening FAQ [Internet]. CDC; 11 Jul. 2022 [Accessed 30 Jan. 2024]. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/screening.htm External Link
  3. Herpes simplex virus [Internet]. WHO; 05 Apr. 2023 [Accessed 30 Jan. 2024]. Available from: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/herpes-simplex-virus External Link
  4. Tada DG, Khandelwal N. Serum HSV-1 and 2 IgM in Sexually Transmitted Diseases - More for Screening Less for Diagnosis: An Evaluation of Clinical Manifestation. J Glob Infect Dis. 2012 Jul;4(3):S1-4. [Accessed 30 Jan. 2024]. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3459440/ External Link
  5. Nath P, Kabir MA, Doust SK, Ray A. Diagnosis of Herpes Simplex Virus: Laboratory and Point-of-Care Techniques. Infect Dis Rep. 2021 Jun 2;13(2):518-539. [Accessed 30 Jan. 2024]. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8293188/ External Link
  6. Sauerbrei A. Herpes Genitalis: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention. Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd. 2016 Dec;76(12):1310-1317. [Accessed 30 Jan. 2024]. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5177552/ External Link
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