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Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Type I and II IgG


FAQ

  1. What is the herpes simplex virus? How do Type I and II differentiate?

    Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a family of viruses that infect humans. HSV is spread through close contact (skin-to-skin or sexual contact) with a person actively shedding the virus. Two types of HSV exist; Type I, affects the mouth primarily, specifically:

    • Oral area
    • Lips
    • Tongue and gingiva

    The other type of Herpes is Type II, which is associated with genital herpes infections.

  2. How do you test for herpes simplex virus?

    To test for herpes simplex virus, you will be asked to provide a blood or urine sample. A swab is also sometimes used to collect fluid from a blister, sore, or area of infection.

  3. How long after infection does it take for herpes to show up on a test?

    It can take 2 to 20 days to develop symptoms, and the testing window for herpes is around 1-3 months after exposure.

  4. Do I need to visit a doctor?

    No doctor visit needed.

  5. How do I get my results?

    You get your results via email as soon as they are available.

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Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2 (IgG), with Reflex to HSV-2 Inhibition (Quest Diagnostics)Same day lab order delivery

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Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2 (IgG), with Reflex to HSV-2 Inhibition - 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. The mean time to seroconversion using the type specific assay is 25 days. The performance of this assay has not been established for use in a pediatric population, for neonatal screening, or for testing of immunocompromised patients.

This assay utilizes recombinant type-specific antigens to differentiate HSV-1 from HSV-2 infections. A index positive result cannot distinguish between recent and past infection. If recent HSV infection is suspected but the results are negative or equivocal, the assay should be repeated in 4-6 weeks.

Confirmation testing with HSV-2 Inhibition on positive initial results vs the Western Blot:
The HSV-2 IgG Western blot assay has historically been considered the gold standard for identifying HSV-2 IgG reactivity. However, Ashley-Morrow et al have clearly demonstrated that the HSV-2 IgG Western blot is less sensitive than the HerpeSelect HSV-2 IgG assay for detecting IgG seroconversion following newly acquired HSV-2 infection: the median interval between symptom onset and IgG seroconversion is 21 days for the HerpeSelect assay versus 68 days for the Western blot assay.3 There is thus a window of approximately 47 days in which the Western blot assay may give false-negative confirmatory results. In contrast, true-positive specimens in this window are positive (>60% inhibition) in the HSV-2 IgG inhibition assay. In addition to increased sensitivity, the turnaround time for the inhibition assay is shorter than that of the Western blot assay.
HSV 1 IgG, Type Specific Ab
HSV 2 IgG, Type Specific Ab

If Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (IgG) is >1.09, then HSV-2 Inhibition Study will be performed

No fasting required.

Estimated turnaround for results is 3 business days. If confirmation testing is required, the estimated time may be extended.

Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Type I and II IgG (LabCorp)Same day lab order delivery

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Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is caused by the herpes simplex virus. There are two types of herpes simplex: Type 1 (HSV-1) and Type 2 (HSV-2). Most genital herpes is caused by HSV-2. Private MD Labs provides HSV 1 & 2 testing to help you uncover this disease in your system.

The HSV Type I and II IgG test is appropriate for exposure at least 4 weeks prior to testing. Positive results may require further evaluation by your physician.
Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Types 1 and 2-Specific Antibodies, IgG With Reflex to Supplemental HSV-2 Testing on positive

No fasting required.

Estimated turnaround for results is 1 business day. If confirmation testing is required, the estimated time may be extended.

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