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About HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS 2 IGG, SERUM test

HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS 2 IGG, SERUM test

₹700 ₹600

Know more about HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS 2 IGG, SERUM test

The Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IGG test helps to detect if you are infected with Herpes Simplex Virus 2.

Symptoms of Herpes Simplex Virus 2 are:

insensitive to light

have a stiff neck (you find difficulty in moving your neck),

severe prolonged headache

feeling lethargic 

fever

Herpes is a kind of viral infection caused due to Herpes Simplex Virus. 

Herpes Simplex Virus is a communicable disease that has the possibility to pass from one person to another.

For instance: When a person is already being infected with Herpes Simplex Virus and his/her skin came in contact with another healthy person, the other person gets infected. Also, it gets infected through sexual intercourse as well.

Herpes Simplex Virus is of two types: 

Herpes Simplex Virus 1

Herpes Simplex Virus 2.

This test is only for Herpes Simplex Virus 2 IGG.

Herpes Simplex Virus is seen to serious when it occurs in infants who got infected with it during their birth.

Grown-up individuals with a weak immune system are also prone to its risk.

There are no precautions to be taken before the test. Consult your doctor to know if you need to avoid certain medications before the test as it might alter the test results.

The herpes infection caused in the skin, mouth, non-genital sites is called oral herpes.  It can't be prevented.

While there is prevention for genital infection. You need to avoid having vaginal, anal or oral sex for a long period of time.

Test Method 1: A blood sample is collected from a vein of your arm.

Test Method 2: The infected area of the blister or sore is swabbed to collect the fluid.

Test Report: The usual turn around time is 24 to 48 hours.

If your doctor suspects you of herpes infection, you will be advised to get this test done.

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