Herpes 1 & 2 IgM and IgG Panel
Test Code: 6447, 90849 Specimen Type: Blood Herpes 1 and 2 IgM and IgG Panel The Herpes 1 and 2 IgM and IgG Panel testing package makes available an extensive and comprehensive screening for both recent and past exposure to the Herpes Virus. Herpes is a common viral infection which is spread through skin to skin contact of the infected area. […]View Details
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Test Code: 6447, 90849
Specimen Type: Blood
The Herpes 1 and 2 IgM and IgG Panel testing package makes available an extensive and comprehensive screening for both recent and past exposure to the Herpes Virus. Herpes is a common viral infection which is spread through skin to skin contact of the infected area.
Type 1 and Type 2 are the prevalent form of Herpes.
Herpes 1 is the weaker, more common form of Herpes. It is most commonly associated with oral herpes. Herpes 2 is the stronger form of the herpes virus and is most commonly associated with genital herpes.
It is important to know that Type 1 and Type 2 of herpes can be contacted in the mouth or genital depending on the mode of transmission.
Herpes infections are often symptomless. When there are symptoms, they are usually a temporary outbreak of one or more sores around the infected area. A person without symptoms of herpes can still spread the virus if he/she is infected.
IgM antibodies have short development cycles after infection and die after several months. IgG antibodies have a development cycle of 4-12 weeks after infection and persist for life.
Testing for both antibody types can be helpful if a person does not know the onset of their exposure.
Results for these tests are quantitative and provide numerical results.
Results are typically returned within 1-3 business days. We take every precaution to ensure you receive your results on time.
The average incubation period for the Herpes IgM test ranges from about 5 days-5 weeks. After a few months from the time of infection, a person usually starts to symptomless and the infection is undetectable with this test. Some people may be detectable for the Herpes IgG test as early as 4 weeks from suspected exposure to the virus although most of the population would be detectable with this test after 12 weeks.
This herpes testing package does not have special requirements.