Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Types 1/2, IgG Previous Exposures Test
Product Description :
This is the test to take if you want to determine if you have been exposed to herpes in the past. The Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Types 1/2, IgG lab test is used in the detection of IgG antibodies to either HSV-1 and/or HSV-2.
Conventional HSV-1 and HSV-2 assays cannot differentiate HSV type 1 from HSV type 2 infection due to the extensive homology of viral antigens. Antibodies formed against either virus are highly cross reactive. An HSV-2 type-specific IgG assay based on glycoprotein G-2 is available for differentiating HSV-1 from HSV-2 infections.