Abbrevation: HSV Ab - IgM
Sector: Hormone 2
Transport: at 2-8˚c, -20˚c
Storage: 1 week at 2-8˚c for longer time at -20˚c
Test Name: Herpes Simplex Viruse - IgM
Normal Range: Negative≤0.9 Borderline:0.91-1.1 Positive≥1.1
To screen for or diagnose infection with herpes simplex virus
If you have symptoms of an infection with herpes simplex virus
A swab or scraping from a blister or sore in the infected area
The test is looking for evidence of infection by herpes simplex virus, a common sexually transmitted disease that causes small blisters (vesicles) on the mouth or genitals. The blisters seen around the oral cavity and in the mouth are commonly called “cold sores” and are evidence of active herpes infection.
How is the sample collected for testing?
Your doctor will take a swab or scraping from a blister or sore in the mouth or genital area.
Is any test preparation needed to ensure the quality of the sample?
No test preparation is needed.