Herpes Simplex Virus 1+2 IgG Ab Serum

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    Herpes simplex virus (HSV), also known as herpes, is a viral infection that is broadly classified into two major types – type 1 and 2. These two types only differ by the area they affect. For instance, HSV 1 affects the oral area, whereas HSV 2 affects the genital region.

    An HSV infection mainly causes painful blisters around the mouth and the genital area. Sexual intercourse can also spread this infection. Most of the time, these sores are asymptomatic, which is why HSV 1+2 test is essential. The test panel detects both HSV viruses and allows the patient to undergo early treatment.

    HSV IgG test is essential to detect the presence of infection because herpes infection is a recurring infection. As a result, you might notice multiple outbreaks of sores in the mouth and genital area that appears like a skin ulcer.

    HSV screening is critical because the virus can become aggressive and give rise to complications. Even though the common symptoms of the virus include cold sores in the mouth, genitals, and rectum, certain symptoms can be life-threatening.

    HSV IgG test is necessary if you have the following symptoms:

    • Recurrent fever
    • Stiffness in and around the neck 
    • Severe headache
    • Confusion in mind
    • Sensitivity to light
    • Symptoms of meningitis or encephalitis
    • Spinal cord disorder
    • Symptoms of brain disorder

    The HSV screening can be useful in identifying the infection because it is one of the most common types of immunoglobulin in the blood. Even though it takes time to form the IgG antibodies, it is easy to detect the presence of infection due to its abundant concentration.

    Below is a list of people who should go for HSV screening even if they:

    • experience common symptoms like blisters or sores
    • have been sexually active with an infected person
    • are pregnant women who want to rule out the condition for the baby’s safety
    • have multiple sexual partners
    • are in a same-sex relationship
    • have a partner with symptoms of infection but haven’t confirmed through a herpes antibody test

    The HSV 1+2 test is essential during pregnancy because the mother can quickly pass on the infection to the baby during delivery. In severe cases, the baby may develop an eye infection that might invade the brain and cause serious complications.

    HSV IgG test reflects the level of immunoglobulin in the blood, which in turn depicts the intensity of the reaction. The herpes antibody test follows the ELISA or PCR technique to identify the antibodies against the pathogen. It reflects the parameters of the ongoing infection and indicates if you have had a herpes infection in the recent past.

    The condition often goes unnoticed because of its mildness, but one must undergo an HSV IgG test as soon as the blisters or sores appear. Apollo 24|7 offers HSV IgG test which can be booked through their website. 

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    faqFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Frequently asked questions

    The herpes antibody test is prescribed by the doctor mainly during the following conditions:  Suffering from regular illness to check for the presence of an infection Stress Consuming medications that include immunosuppressive drugs Trauma in the affected area Menstruation
    No. The HSV IgG test does not involve any risk for the patient, especially during the blood or swab test. However, if the doctor prescribes a lumbar puncture, it might lead to pain in the area alongside headache.
    If your herpes antibody test shows a negative result, it could reflect that the sample does not have the presence of the virus in it. However, you may be vulnerable to the infection as a low viral load also results negatively. In such a situation, one must check for symptoms and conclude accordingly. Similarly, if your HSV 1+2 test shows a positive result, it is essential to confirm your HSV type. It reflects an active infection in the sample. In such cases, the doctor will likely suggest some medicines and abstinence from sexual activity.
    One of the best ways to prevent the infection is ensuring precaution during sexual activity, such as using condoms or any other type of physical barrier. The studies also show that being in a relationship with the same partner who tested negative for the infection reduces the chances of catching the disease.
    While there is no cure for herpes infection, drugs like Famvir, Zovirax, and Valtrex help treat the symptoms. These medications can significantly reduce the pain from blisters and the frequency of outbreaks.
    There are no vaccines for HSV infection, and the only way to remain safe is by taking the HSV IgG test and managing the symptoms.

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    The information mentioned above is meant for educational purposes only and should not be taken as a substitute to your Physician’s advice. It is highly recommended that the customer consults with a qualified healthcare professional to interpret test results