Herpes 1&2 IgM and IgG Panel

Recent and Remote exposure


Test Code: 164922, 164806
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Herpes 1&2 IgM and IgG Panel

The Herpes 1&2 IgM and IgG Panel testing package provides a comprehensive screening for both recent and past exposure to the Herpes Virus.  Herpes is a common a viral infection which is spread through skin to skin contact with the infected area.  The most common forms of Herpes are Type1 and Type 2.

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 virus and is most commonly associated with genital herpes.  It is important to note that a person can contract either form of herpes in the oral or genital area depending on the type of contact through which the virus is spread.  Herpes infections often display no symptoms.  When symptoms do appear they are usually a temporary outbreak of one or more sores around the infected area.  It is possible to spread the Herpes virus to others even if a person is not displaying any outward symptoms. 

This package looks for 2 types of antibodies to Herpes.  IgM antibodies typically develop shortly after infection and fade out after several months.  IgG antibodies develop within 4-12 weeks of infection and persist for life.  Testing for both antibody types can be especially helpful if a person does not know when their exposure occurred.  Results for these tests are quantitative and provide numerical results.  Per CDC guidelines, in the event of an equivocal or low positive result for Herpes type 2 IgG Abs, an automatic confirmatory test will be performed at no additional cost.

For a complete selection of available STD tests, please see our STD testing category.

Turnaround time is typically 3-5 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Incubation Period:

Average incubation period for the Herpes IgM test ranges from about 5 days-5 weeks. After a few months from the initial infection, a person usually begins to "phase out" and is no longer detectable with this test. Some people may be detectable for the Herpes IgG test as soon as 4 weeks from a suspected contact although most of the population would be detectable with this test after 12 weeks.

Requirements:

This herpes testing package does not have special requirements.

Herpes Overview

This package includes:

Categories:


Herpes 1&2 IgM and IgG Panel

Recent and Remote exposure


Test Code: 6447, 90849
Specimen Type: Blood

Description:

Herpes 1&2 IgM and IgG Panel

The Herpes 1&2 IgM and IgG Panel testing package provides a comprehensive screening for both recent and past exposure to the Herpes Virus.  Herpes is a common a viral infection which is spread through skin to skin contact with the infected area.  The most common forms of Herpes are Type1 and Type 2.

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 virus and is most commonly associated with genital herpes.  It is important to note that a person can contract either form of herpes in the oral or genital area depending on the type of contact through which the virus is spread.  Herpes infections often display no symptoms.  When symptoms do appear they are usually a temporary outbreak of one or more sores around the infected area.  It is possible to spread the Herpes virus to others even if a person is not displaying any outward symptoms. 

This package looks for 2 types of antibodies to Herpes.  IgM antibodies typically develop shortly after infection and fade out after several months.  IgG antibodies develop within 4-12 weeks of infection and persist for life.  Testing for both antibody types can be especially helpful if a person does not know when their exposure occurred.  Results for these tests are quantitative and provide numerical results.

For a complete selection of available STD tests, please see our STD testing category.

Turnaround time is typically 1-3 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Incubation Period:

Average incubation period for the Herpes IgM test ranges from about 5 days-5 weeks. After a few months from the initial infection, a person usually begins to "phase out" and is no longer detectable with this test. Some people may be detectable for the Herpes IgG test as soon as 4 weeks from a suspected contact although most of the population would be detectable with this test after 12 weeks.

Requirements:

This herpes testing package does not have special requirements.

Herpes Overview

This package includes:

Categories: