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Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Type 2 Specific Antibodies Blood Test, IgG

Quick Overview

Detection of antibodies specific to herpes type 2 only.

Test #163147


Availability: In stock

Also Known As Herpes-2, HSV Type 2-Specific Antibody, IgG, HSV-2
Preparation No special preparation required.
Test Results 2-3 days. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


Genital herpes is a common and highly contagious infection that is usually spread through sex. This infection is usually caused by the herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) although herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1), may cause genital herpes. Genital herpes treatment includes medicines to help heal sores faster and prevent outbreaks.

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