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HSV 1 IgG & IgM in Kolkata

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Understanding HSV 1 IgG & IgM in Kolkata

What is HSV 1 IgG & IgM in Kolkata?

HSV 1 IgG & IgM test detects the presence of IgG and IgM antibodies against Herpes Simplex Virus-1 (HSV-1) that causes oral herpes infection. It shows symptoms such as cold sores and blisters near the mouth or on the face and is transmitted via contact with sores, saliva or surfaces in or around the mouth. This test may help check a recent or past herpes infection. HSV-1 IgM antibodies are the first ones to appear after getting infected and may last a few months. However, HSV-1 IgG antibodies appear later but can be detected throughout life. Herpes can be avoided by refraining from physical contact with someone who is infected with herpes infection especially kissing.

What does HSV 1 IgG & IgM measure?

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Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG

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.

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Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgM

The Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgM test detects the presence of IgM antibodies that are produced as a body's initial response to an HSV-1 infection. They are critical in the initial control of the virus. IgM antibodies may take up to 10 days to develop. Also, these antibodies are usually present in higher concentrations shortly after infection and eventually decrease after some time (7-10 days). Therefore, the presence of HSV-1 IgM antibodies is a strong indication of recent exposure and primary infection.

Early detection allows doctors to detect symptoms quickly and provide necessary medical interventions to individuals suffering from HSV infection, leading to better outcomes and improved quality of life.


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HSV 1 IgG & IgM test price for other cities

Price inBangaloreRs. 1259
Price inGurgaonRs. 1259
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Price inNew DelhiRs. 1259
Price inNoidaRs. 1240
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