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Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgM in Coimbatore

Also known as Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 IgM Antibody Test
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This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. No special preparation is required.

Understanding Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgM in Coimbatore


What is Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgM in Coimbatore?

A Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgM test helps determine a recent or acute Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)-2 infection by detecting specific IgM antibodies. HSV-2 is a highly contagious condition that causes sores around the mouth or genital area. This test helps identify the infection in its early stage, allowing for timely treatment thereby reducing the risk of transmission.

What does Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgM measure?

The Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgM test detects the presence of IgM antibodies that are produced against an infection caused by herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2). IgM antibodies specific for HSV-2 are present only for a relatively short period of time. They are the first antibodies to form after the infection and are excellent markers for the presence of a recently acquired or active disease. Also, these antibodies are usually present in higher concentrations shortly after infection and eventually decrease after some time (7-10 days).

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


Frequently Asked Questions about Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgM in Coimbatore

Q. Why is the Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgM test ordered?

The Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgM is usually ordered when an individual experiences signs and symptoms suggestive of an HSV infection such as cold sores or genital sores. It is also performed when a person is at risk of infection due to their lifestyle or certain medical conditions.

Q. What preparations are needed for the HSV-2 IgM test?

No specific preparations are needed for the HSV-2 IgM test. The test can be taken at any time of the day without any dietary restrictions.

Q. Is there any risk associated with the Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgM test?

The risks associated with the Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgM test are minimal and may include slight pain or bruising at the site of the needle insertion. Rarely, a person may feel lightheaded or faint during the blood sample collection.

Q. Can the HSV-2 IgM test differentiate between oral and genital herpes?

No, the HSV-2 IgM test cannot differentiate between oral and genital herpes. While HSV-2 is more commonly associated with genital herpes, it can also cause oral herpes. Therefore, a positive test result only indicates a recent infection with HSV-2, not the location of the infection.

Q. How often should one get tested for the HSV-2 IgM test?

Testing frequency for HSV-2 IgM test depends on your sexual activity, the presence of symptoms, and whether you or your partner have previously tested positive for HSV-2. Your doctor can provide guidance based on your specific circumstances.

Q. Can I schedule an online booking for a Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgM test in Coimbatore?

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

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

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

Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests in Coimbatore. A Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgM test is available at an affordable price of Rs. 659.

Q. How can I get my Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgM test report from Tata 1mg?

The e-report of your Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgM test can be found on the Tata 1mg app in downloadable PDF form. This allows you to access your test results at convenience and securely share them with your healthcare provider for further consultation and guidance regarding your overall health. You can also opt for a hard copy of the reports at a minimal price. Tata 1mg Labs is a pocket-friendly platform for booking lab tests in Coimbatore. A Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgM test is available at an affordable price of Rs. 659.

Q. How long does Tata 1mg Labs take to give the reports of a Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgM test in Coimbatore?

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 96 hours to provide the reports of a Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgM test in Coimbatore.
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References

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