Herpes Simplex Virus

Herpes Simplex Virus

Herpes Simplex Virus is a blood test that checks the herpes virus in your blood. It is an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus is called herpes. Herpes is a contagious infection. Herpes simplex Simplex virus (HSV) causes blisters and Sores. On the skin and mucous membranes of the mouth, vagina, Urethra, rectum, nose, and throat.

Herpes Simplex Virus

How The Test Performed:

A Blood Sample is Needed, or Serum and Plasma.

Type Of Herpes Simplex Virus:

There are two types of herpes simplex virus,

  • HSV 1 (Herpes Simplex Virus 1)
  • HSV 2 (Herpes Simplex Virus 2)

HSV 1:

It Causes orofacial herpes Infection. Blisters of this type appear on lips skin, face, nose, eyes, makeup, and Mucous membrane. Babies acquired this infection also when they are kissed mouth by HSV 1.

HSV 2:

It Causes Genital herpes infection, Blisters of this type appear on Vagina and penis. Babies Acquired HSV 2 during birth when their mothers are infected by Genital herpes HSV 2. HSV 2 is also called Genital Herpes.

Transmission of Herpes Virus:

Herpes Simplex Virus


Neonatal Symptoms of Herpes infection:

  • Bleeding
  • Jaundice
  • Blisters on all body
  • Breathlessness
  • Unresponsive
  • High Fever
  • Irritable
  • No taking breastfeed

Diagnosis of Herpes infection:

Physical examination for Herpes sore, Herpes IgM and IgG Test, Virus Culture, and PCR test for Herpes (HSV) DNA.


Bring the specimen and test components to room temperature (refrigerator or frozen), Open the pouch at the notch and remove the device, Each kit Contains.

  • 10-panel devices
  • 10 plastic droppers
  • 2 Sample diluents
  • 1 Package insert

Place the test device on a clean, flat surface label with the specimen id number. Fill the plastic dropper with a specimen, Dispense 1 drop of serum into the Sample well in each panel (avoid air bubbles), and add 2 drops of sample diluent to the Sample wells in each panel. Set up the timer and read the result after 10 minutes.

Conclusion Of Result:

The result is negative and there is no infection because IgG and IgM are absent.

IgM Positive:

IgM antibodies present in the sample of patients indicate Acute Infection.

IgG Positive:

If IgG antibodies are present in the sample of the patient, it indicates past/latent Infection.

Both IgG and IgM Positive:

IgG and IgM are both antibodies present in the Sample of the patient, It indicates Latent Acute infection or Recurrent infection.

Prevention of Herpes Infection:

Avoid skin contact with a person that having skin blisters or sores. Avoid unprotected sex, and screen your blood for herpes.

Herpes Simplex Virus


You can only control the Severity of Symptoms and their transmission to others with certain medicine. (Acyclovir or Valacyclovir).

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