HSV 1 and HSV 2 IgM tests can help you determine if you have the highly contagious Herpes disease caused by HSV at an early stage. In general, HSV-1 causes oral herpes, which can cause cold sores and blisters near the mouth or on the face. This is because HSV-1 causes oral herpes. If you get genital herpes, you get sores in your genital area. HSV-2 causes this, but it doesn't. Some other symptoms are fever, sore throat, headache, and tingling in the area where the HSV 1 and 2 infection is present.

This test is also recommended in cases of encephalitis where the virus is thought to be the cause.

After 2-3 weeks of having an IgM test, an IgG test should be done to ensure that the virus is real.

Why done? 

Testing for IgM antibodies to Herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 is carried out:

When there are indicators of herpes-like genital blisters

• In cases of probable viral encephalitis.

• If a pregnant woman has herpes and it is discovered during her pregnancy,

• Screening for prior exposure to the herpes simplex virus (HSV)

• The person is at risk for herpes infection in cases of other sexually transmitted diseases.


You'll have blood extracted from an arm vein. 

How does one prepare for the test? 

No preparation is needed.

Required documents for HSV IgM Test:

Doctor prescription. 
• A valid government ID.

After care: 

No particular type of care is required.

Cost of HSV IgM Test in Delhi: 

The Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2 IgM (HSV-1 & 2- IgM) Test cost varies by region and facility. So constantly get tested at trustworthy diagnostic centers like Ganesh Diagnostic. It is staffed by trained and experienced professionals to assure patient and visitor safety.

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