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

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  • Turnaround Time: 5-7 Business Days
  • Not Available in: NY, NJ, MA, and RI
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Illustration of medical testing objects for HSV detection, highlighting the use of precise and confidential testing methodsUnderstanding Herpes Simplex Virus Testing

Herpes Simplex Virus, known as HSV, encompasses two types: 1 and 2. These viruses can cause oral and genital herpes, leading to blisters and sores. Understanding the status is crucial for managing symptoms and preventing transmission.

Why Test for Herpes Simplex Viruses 1 and 2?

This test is important in medicine to diagnose active infections and in functional medicine to assess viral load and potential health impacts. Knowing your status helps in taking preventive measures and treatment options.

Who Should Consider This Test?

If you’re experiencing symptoms of herpes, such as sores, or if you want to know your herpes status, consider this test. It’s also recommended for pregnant women, people with multiple sex partners, and those with compromised immune systems.

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Test Name Reference Range Explanation of High and Low Levels
Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (IgG)
  • <0.90: Negative
  • 0.90-1.09: Equivocal
  • >1.09: Positive
High: Indicates past or recent infection

Low: Indicates no significant level of detectable antibodies

Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (IgG)
  • <0.90: Negative
  • 0.90-1.09: Equivocal
  • >1.09: Positive
High: Indicates past or recent infection

Low: Indicates no significant level of detectable antibodies

Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2 Test FAQs

What is the test for?

This test checks for the presence of antibodies against HSV 1 and 2, indicating past or recent exposure to the virus.

What do low and high levels mean?

Low levels (<0.90) indicate no significant antibodies detected, suggesting no exposure. High levels (>1.09) suggest past or recent infection.

What are the signs and symptoms?

Common symptoms include blisters or sores on the mouth or genitals, itching, and pain during urination.

How often should I retest?

Retesting is advised if initial tests are equivocal or if new symptoms appear, typically in 4-6 weeks to check for seroconversion.

How accurate is the test?

This test is highly accurate for detecting the antibodies, indicating exposure to the virus.

Are test results private and confidential?

Receive test results securely on TrueHealthLabs.com under ‘My Account.’ It’s critical that you share them with your physician. Results may be disclosed to health authorities only if legally mandated, e.g., for STDs or COVID-19. Review our privacy policy for more details.

To learn more, see our comprehensive guide to the LINK TO SUPPORTING PAGE IF APPLICABLE.

Medical Review Board

Reviewed by our medical review board consisting of Jeff Donohue M.D. from Body Logic and Brady Hurst DC, CCCN. Written by True Health Labs team of editorial health contributors.

Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and not intended as medical advice. Consult your healthcare provider for personalized guidance.

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