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HSV 1 IgG & IgM

Interpreting Results
Tests Included

Overview of HSV 1 IgG & IgM

What is HSV 1 IgG & IgM?

The HSV 1 Antibody test for IgG and IgM is an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) performed to detect an infection of the Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 to diagnose herpes.

Why is HSV 1 IgG & IgM done?

The HSV 1 antibody test is performed when symptoms of herpes appear, including blisters in the genital area.

Preparation for HSV 1 IgG & IgM

  • No special preparation required

Sample Type for HSV 1 IgG & IgM

The sample type collected for HSV 1 IgG & IgM is: Blood

Interpreting HSV 1 IgG & IgM results


Positive test result for IgM indicates an active infection or a very recent infection. A positive result for IgG indicates a previous infection.

Tests Included in HSV 1 IgG & IgM(2 tests)

  • Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgG
  • Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgM

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About Metropolis Laboratories Pvt. Ltd

At Metropolis, the best pathology lab in India what we believe is what we say and what we say is what we do. Being empathetic to our customers and being committed to their needs is in our DNA. Metropolis has grown to harness a culture that is open, synergistic, progressive and scientific in nature. We are the Pathology Specialists delivering over 30 million tests a year, catering to more than 20,000 medical Laboratories, Hospitals, Nursing homes and 2,00,000 Consultants. With 37 years of experience in delivering accurate reports, Metropolis has earned the reputation of being amongst the top pathology labs in India.

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