Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgM - Serum

Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgM - Serum

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Herpes caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). The virus exists as two main types, HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV testing identifies the presence of the virus in a sample from a blister, sore or fluid to diagnose an active herpes infection or testing detects antibodies in the blood to determine previous exposure to herpes.

This Test Includes

Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgM

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgM - Serum Test

Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only

Reports

Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

To screen for and diagnose infection with a herpes simplex virus (HSV)

What is this test

Herpes Simplex Virus 1 IgM screen for or diagnose infection with the herpes simplex virus (HSV)