Herpes Simplex virus 2 IgM (HSV2 IgM)

Herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 and 2 are members of the Herpesviridae family, and produce infections that may range from mild stomatitis to disseminated and fatal disease. HSV-1 more commonly causes oral infections while HSV-2 more commonly causes genital infections. Clinical conditions associated with HSV infection include gingivostomatitis, keratitis, encephalitis, vesicular skin eruptions, aseptic meningitis, neonatal herpes, genital tract infections, and disseminated primary infection. Detection of IgG-class antibodies to HSV should not be used routinely as the primary means of diagnosing HSV infection. If you test positive for herpes IgG but not IgM, then your herpes infection is probably not recent - i.e. from the past 2 months. Individuals with recent infections are more likely to test positive for both herpes IgG and IgM or herpes IgM alone.

Specimen requirement - 5 ml of peripheral blood collected in gel vacutainer tube and plasma/serum is isolated.

Reporting time - 1 day

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Price: 6 000 AMD