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Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Type I and II IgG
|The Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Type I and II IgG test is used to determine the presence of Type 1 (HSV-1) and Type 2 (HSV-2) Herpes Simplex in a patient. Most Genital Herpes are caused by HSV-2. Positive results may require further evaluation by your physician.
Includes: HSV Types 1 and 2-specific Ab, IgG
Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Type II IgG
|The Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Type II IgG test is used to determine the presence of Type 2 (HSV-2) Herpes Simplex in a patient. Most Genital Herpes are caused by HSV-2. Positive results may require further evaluation by your physician.
Includes: Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Type II-specific Antibodies, IgG
What is Genital Herpes?
Genital Herpes is a common disease caused by a virus. The virus is called the Herpes simplex virus, or HSV. It causes painful blisters that break open and form sores in the genital area.
How Does Genital Herpes Occur?
You can become infected with the virus by contact with broken blisters or sores on the genitals, mouth, or rectal area of an infected person. The infection can be passed from person to person during sex. You may spread it with your hands if the virus gets on your hands.
What are the Symptoms of Genital Herpes?
Symptoms may occur within 2 weeks after the virus first enters your body and may include:
The sores appear first as tiny clear blisters. Usually they occur in groups of several blisters, but sometimes there may be just a single blister. The blisters usually quickly lose their thin tops. Then they look like small (1/8 inch to 1/4 inch wide), pink or red shallow sores. The blisters may be painful and oozing. They may become covered with a yellowish dried crust.
How is Genital Herpes Diagnosed?
When testing for Herpes, a blood sample is taken from a patient in order for it to be analyzed by a medical laboratory for the presence of the virus. Also, your health care provider may ask about your symptoms and examine you. If you receive positive results from your blood test, speak with your doctor about any health concerns you might be having.
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