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Herpes Testing

Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2 (IgG), Type Specific Antibodies (HerpeSelect«) (Quest Diagnostics)

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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.

The HSV Type I and II IgG test is appropriate for exposure at least 4 weeks prior to testing. This assay is type specific and will differentiate between HSV-1 and HSV-2 infections. A single positive result only indicates previous immunologic exposure and the level of antibody response may not be used to determine active infection or disease stage. The test should be repeated in 4-6 weeks when negative or equivocal results are obtained in suspected early herpes simplex disease. The performance of this assay has not been established for pediatric populations, for neonatal screening, or for the testing of immunocompromised patients.
Positive results may require further evaluation by your physician.

Alternative Name(s): HSV 1/2 IgG; HSV Type 1 & II IgG; HerpeSelect; Herpes IgG; Herpes Simplex Virus IgG.


Includes:
Herpes Simplex Virus 1 and 2 (IgG), Type Specific Antibodies (HerpeSelect«)

No fasting required.

Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (IgG), Type Specific Antibody (HerpeSelect«) (Quest Diagnostics)

Price: $85.99
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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, meningo-encephalitis, 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.áThe performance of this assay has not been established for use in a pediatric population, for neonatal screening, or for testing of immunocompromised patients.

It is recommended to have follow-up testing performed in 4 weeks, when Negative test results are received and possible exposure has occurred.
Positive results may require further evaluation by your physician.


Includes:
Herpes Simplex Virus 2 (IgG), Type Specific Antibody (HerpeSelect«)

No fasting required.

Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Type I and II IgG (LabCorp)

Price: $153.99
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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.


Includes: Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Types 1 and 2-Specific Antibodies, IgG With Reflex to Supplemental HSV-2 Testing on positive

No fasting required.

Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Type II IgG (LabCorp)

Price: $120.99
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The most common type of genital herpes is caused by HSV-2 (Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Type II). Symptoms include blisters around the genitals or rectum, although some individuals may not display symptoms at all. Genital herpes STD blood testing can help uncover and identify this disease in your system.

The HSV Type II IgG test is appropriate for exposure at least 4 weeks prior to testing. Positive results may require further evaluation by your physician.


Includes: Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Type 2-Specific Antibodies, IgG With Reflex to Supplemental Testing on positive

No fasting required.


FAQ: Herpes?

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.

Once you are infected, the virus stays in your body for the rest of your life. Usually the virus is inactive, which means it is staying in certain cells and not causing symptoms. However, the virus may become active and cause sores again. The sores may come back often. Outbreaks of sores may occur with physical stress, such as wearing tight clothing, having sex without enough lubrication, or having other illnesses. Emotional stress or menstruation may also cause an outbreak. Most people with Herpes have recurrent infections.

Herpes is very contagious when you have sores, yet is most commonly spread by infected partners who are not exhibiting signs of the disease and are unaware of their infection. Genital herpes STD blood testing will help uncover this disease in your system.

What are the Symptoms of Genital Herpes?

Symptoms may occur within 2 weeks after the virus first enters your body and may include:

  • Painful sores (blisters) on the genitals (for example, a man's penis or the area around a woman's vagina), thighs, or buttocks
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Pain when you urinate or have intercourse
  • Trouble urinating
  • Itching in the genital or anal area
  • General discomfort, such as tiredness and muscle aches
  • Fever (usually only with the first outbreak of blisters)
  • Tender, enlarged lymph nodes in the groin

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.

The symptoms of Herpes are usually most severe during the first outbreak. Some people infected with Herpes have no symptoms.

How is Genital Herpes Diagnosed?

When conducting genital herpes STD blood testing, 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 genital herpes STD blood test, speak with your doctor about any health concerns you might be having.

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