apollo

Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies

No preparation required

MRP117325% off
880
circle logo₹44 cashback

testsTest(s) Included (1)

  • Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies

    1 test included

    expand

About

blood sample
Sample

BLOOD

Gender
Gender

Both

users
Age group

7 years & above

Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) is an infection transmitted through sexual intercourse or during childbirth. The virus increases the risk of an HIV infection. If an individual has a weakened immune system, it can potentially lead to the development of more severe illnesses.

Testing positive for the Herpes Simplex Virus-1 blood test during pregnancy might have particularly serious consequences. If a baby is born with the virus, it can result in deformities or even death.

The Herpes Simplex Virus-1 antibodies test identifies whether a person has ever been exposed to the virus. It is a blood test that checks for specific antibodies in the system. Usually, 18 to 21 days after infection, the body begins to produce two types HSV of antibodies—HSV-1 and HSV-2.

As soon as the system recognises a virus or bacteria, it produces IgM antibodies. However, both IgM and IgG are present in the blood and other bodily fluids. The Herpes Simplex Virus-1 blood test determines whether one has IgM antibodies against HSV-1.

In most cases of herpes simplex virus infection, there are no or extremely minor symptoms. The initial infection is usually the most severe. The symptoms return occasionally, although they are less severe than the first. The Herpes Simplex Virus-1 blood test can help determine if the symptoms are for HSV-1 or HSV-2.

HSV-1 infections are characterised by painful blisters that may ooze and occur separately or in clusters. When one has HSV-1, blisters generally appear near the lips. These HSV-1 infections, however, can potentially spread to the genital areas.

Other signs and symptoms include:

  • Discomfort, pain, and burning at the site of infection
  • Headaches
  • Fever
  • Aches and pains in the body

As soon as these symptoms start appearing, one should consider getting a Herpes Simplex Virus-1 blood test so that they can promptly start treatment. Most cases of Herpes or HSV are treatable with medication. But the diagnosis is essential.

Some reasons to take the Herpes Simplex Virus-1 antibodies test include:

  • Recurrent symptoms, but test results are negative.
  • Presumed to have been exposed lately but are asymptomatic.
  • Pregnant or attempting to conceive.
  • Have HIV or are at high risk of contracting HIV.

Apollo 24|7’s Herpes Simplex Virus-1 antibodies test can be extremely useful for individuals at risk of catching these viruses. 
 

Medically reviewed by Dr. Surya Narayan Mohanty, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Apollo Hospitals Old Sainik School Road, Bhubaneswar

faqFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does a positive Herpes Simplex Virus-1 antibodies test indicate?

A positive Herpes Simplex Virus-1 antibodies test confirms the presence of herpes immunoglobulin M, which means that the person has the herpes virus.

What is the difference between HSV-1 IgG and IgM in a Herpes Simplex Virus-1 blood test?

IgM antibodies are usually detectable for shorter periods, i.e., they might last just a few months. It is also possible that they will not be produced following the initial infection. Whereas IgG antibodies are created indefinitely and during all infections. A Herpes Simplex Virus-1 antibodies test can help differentiate between the HSV-1 and HSV-2 types.

How long after infection does a Herpes Simplex Virus-1 blood test detect antibodies?

After becoming infected with HSV, it may take six to eight weeks to detect IgM antibodies through a Herpes Simplex Virus-1 blood test.

Which of the two HSV variants is more dangerous?

HSV-1 and HSV-2 are the two forms of the herpes simplex virus (HSV). HSV-1 is spread mainly by oral contact, leading to oral herpes, including cold sore symptoms. However, it can also cause genital herpes. The Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 (HSV-2) is a sexually transmissible illness that causes only genital herpes. HSV-1 is far more contagious and can have serious repercussions if not treated early.

Does a positive Herpes Simplex Virus-1 blood test imply a new infection?

If the Herpes Simplex Virus-1 antibodies test result is positive, it might indicate an asymptomatic but active herpes infection. However, it may also indicate that you have previously had an HSV infection and that the infection may not be new.

When does one require a Herpes Simplex Virus-1 antibodies test?

If one is suspected to have the HSV virus, they might have to take the Herpes Simplex Virus-1 antibodies test. Reasons could include recurring symptoms or suspected viral exposure. Doctors also suggest a Herpes Simplex Virus-1 blood test for those at high risk for HIV.

Most Popular tests & packages

Complete Blood Count (CBC) | Glucose, Fasting | HbA1c, Glycated Hemoglobin | Dengue NS1 Antigen - Elisa | Complete Urine Examination | Glucose, Post Prandial (PP), 2 Hours (Post Meal) | Lipid Profile | Liver Function Test (LFT) | Thyroid Profile (Total T3, Total T4, TSH) | Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Serum | C - Reactive Protein CRP (Quantitative) | Creatinine, Serum | Platelet Count | Culture And Sensitivity Urine | Peripheral Smear For Malarial Parasite (MP) | Renal Profile/Renal Function Test (RFT/KFT) | Widal Test ( Slide Method ) | Glucose, Random | Dengue Profile - Elisa | Uric Acid - Serum | Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) | Total Beta - HCG (TB-HCG) | Hemoglobin | Hemogram | Electrolytes - Serum | Vitamin B12 | Prothrombin Time (PT/INR) | Potassium - Serum / Plasma | Thyroid Profile - Free (FT3, FT4, TSH) | Urea And Creatinine | Sodium - Serum | Vitamin D - 25 Hydroxy (D2+D3) | Blood Group ABO And RH Factor | Dengue Fever NS1 Antigen, Rapid | Hiv Rapid

Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies near you

Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Beeramguda | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Begumpet | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Kondapur Junction | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Kondapur | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Kukatpally Housing Board Colony | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Kukatpally Metro Parking | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Lingampally | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Madhapur | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Manikonda | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Miyapur | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in My Home Jewel Road | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Nizampet | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Sri Lakshmi Residency | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Malkajgiri | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Gachibowli | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Gopanapalli | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Jagadgiri Gutta | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Kanaka Durga Temple | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Masjid Banda | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Mayuri Nagar Welfare Association | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Palm Breeze Rd | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Pragathi Enclave | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Rtc Colony | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Kothaguda X Road | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Rethibowli | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Banjara Hills | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Borabanda | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Kukatpally | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Hitech City | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Bhaskar Nagar | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Manikonda | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Balanagar Township | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Hmt Township | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Nizampet | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Administrative Buildings | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Amberpet | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Attapur | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Central Secretariat | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Dattatreya Colony | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Falaknuma | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Hasannagar | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in I.e.nacharam | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Jubilee Hills | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Malakpet Colony | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Raj Bhawan | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Sitaphalmandi | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Cuc | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Manuu | Herpes Simplex Virus (Hsv) Type 1 IgM Antibodies in Bowenpally

Why should Apollo be your preferred healthcare partner?

  • 40 Years of legacy and credibility in the healthcare industry.
  • NABL certified multi-channel digital healthcare platform.
  • Affordable diagnostic solutions with timely and accurate test results.
  • Up to 60% discount on Doorstep Diagnostic Tests, Home Sample Collection.
  • An inventory of over 100+ laboratories, spread across the country, operating out of 120+ cities with 1200+ collection centers, serving over 1800+ pin codes.

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