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Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) 1 and 2 IgM Blood Test

* This is not a home test kit. You will need to visit a local lab for testing.

Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) 1 and 2 IgM Blood Test


HSV 1 is what is commonly referred to as “cold sores” whereas HSV 2 is known as genital herpes.

Symptoms of HSV 1 are:

  • Blister on the lip and edge of the mouth
  • A sore mouth that makes eating, drinking, and sleeping uncomfortable
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
  • Drooling, in small children.

Genital herpes is a very common STD that is spread through sexual intercourse.

Since this primarily occurs without signs of any symptoms, individuals can have this and not know it. It is reported by the CDC that 1 in 5 U.S. teens or adults have genital herpes.

Since this test is testing for IgM antibodies it is for more recent exposure. IgM are the first antibodies that are produced in response to HSV infection. After the IgM antibody levels drop off IgG antibodies are then produced.

Please note this is a combination test, which means when you receive your test results back it will only give you a positive or negative. If the results comes back positive it will not indicate if the positive result is for HSV 1 or HSV 2.

Recommended For:

Those who are sexually active.

Special Notes:

No special preparation is needed prior to blood sample.

If you have tested positive for this test, we will automatically provide you with STD counselling and a Doctor’s prescription to a pharmacy of your choice for you to get STD treatment, free of charge. This service is the starting point for you receiving your STI treatment. Please note you will have to pay for the medication at the pharmacy.

We can only offer treatment prescriptions in the following states:

Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Tests Included:

Herpes Simplex Virus 1/2 (IgG) HerpeSelect with reflex to HSV-2 Inhibition (17169)

Estimated Turn Around For Results:

2-10 Business Days

For an exact turnaround time for results, please contact us at Personalabs and we will contact the lab on your behalf as turnaround times vary depending on testing location or lab testing provider.

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