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HSV 2 IgG & IgM

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Understanding HSV 2 IgG & IgM

What is HSV 2 IgG & IgM?

HSV 2 IgG & IgM test detects the presence of IgG and IgM antibodies against Herpes Simplex Virus-2 (HSV-2) which causes genital herpes. HSV-2 presents as sores in the genital area, and is transmissible through sexual contact. Symptoms may include pain, itching and blisters around genital areas, painful ulcers that ooze or bleed, scabs that form as the ulcers heal, painful urination, etc. This test may also be used to detect a recent or past herpes infection. The test is recommended in pregnancy to prevent neonatal herpes. However, regular screening, using condoms during sexual contact, and avoiding sexual contact with an infected person are some of the ways to prevent the infection.

What is HSV 2 IgG & IgM used for?

HSV 2 IgG and IgM tests are performed to diagnose an infection of the Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (HSV 2). If herpes symptoms like blisters in genital area and viral meningitis symptoms are detected, the test may be recommended.

What does HSV 2 IgG & IgM measure?

Contains 2 tests

Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgG

Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IgM

Interpreting HSV 2 IgG & IgM results



  • A positive HSV-2 IgM test indicates recent or active infection.

• A positive HSV-2 IgG test indicates previous infection.
• A significant increase in HSV 2 IgG antibodies also indicates an active or recent infection.
• Negative results indicate that no exposure to HSV occurred, or that antibodies were not yet produced.





HSV 2 IgG & IgM test price for other cities

Price inNoidaRs. 1259
Price inKolkataRs. 1259
Price inAllahabadRs. 1259
Price inBangaloreRs. 1259
Price inBhopalRs. 1259
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