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HerpeSelect® Herpes Type 2 Test

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About Our HerpeSelect® Herpes Type 2 Test

Note: Fasting is not required for this test.

Herpes Simplex Virus 2 is a common incurable sexually transmitted disease (STD). Herpes Simplex Virus Type-2 (HSV-2) is usually the culprit behind genital herpes. This blood test measures Immunoglobulin G (IgG), the most abundant type of antibody. IgG is found in all body fluids and protects against bacterial and viral infections.

This HerpeSelect® test is used to confirm or rule out possible infection of the HSV-2 virus. Once infected by HSV-2, it is possible for a patient to shed virus without the development of lesions (asymptomatic shedding). This HerpeSelect® test looks for the specific antibodies that fight the herpes-2 virus in your blood.


Genital herpes symptoms can include:

  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Tiredness
  • Small blisters/sores on genitals/buttocks/upper thighs/rectal area or even inside urethra
  • Itching/Tingling in genitals/anal region
  • Painless red, raw/cracked area around genitals
  • Backache

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