Herpes Simplex Virus 1/2 (IgG) Blood Test
Herpes Simplex Lab Screening
How to purchase Herpes Simplex Virus 1/2 (IgG) Testing
Herpes Simplex Virus 1/2 (IgG) Blood Test
Herpes Simplex Lab Screening
How to purchase Herpes Simplex Virus 1/2 (IgG) Testing
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Herpes Simplex Virus 1/2 (IgG), Type-Specific Antibodies (HerpeSelect)

Herpes Simplex Virus 1/2 (IgG), Type-Specific Antibodies (HerpeSelect)

The primary methods of testing for the virus are the herpes culture and HSV DNA testing (PCR). Although it is not as sensitive, HSV antibody testing can be used to help diagnose an acute HSV infection if acute and convalescent blood samples are collected. The convalescent blood sample is collected several weeks after the acute sample, and HSV IgG antibody levels are compared to see if they have risen significantly, indicating a current infection. Antibody testing may also be used to screen certain populations, such as sexually active people, potential organ transplant recipients, and those with HIV/AIDS, for a previously contracted HSV infection.
Methodology
    Immunoassay (IA)
Clinical Significance
    Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) is responsible for several clinically significant human viral diseases, with severity ranging from inapparent to fatal. Clinical manifestations include genital tract infections, neonatal herpes, meningoencephalitis, keratoconjunctivitis, and gingivostomatitis. There are two HSV serotypes that are closely related antigenically. HSV type 2 is more commonly associated with genital tract and neonatal infections, while HSV type 1 is more commonly associated with infections of non-genital sites. Specific typing is not usually required for diagnosis or treatment.
Alternative Names
    HSV 1/2
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