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Basic STD Panel Description

The below following is the description for Basic STD Panel :

HIV Ab-Ag Screen 5th Generation 

The HIV Ab-Ag Screen 5th Generation is a blood test that detects both antibodies (Ab) and antigens (Ag) related to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This 5th generation test is more advanced, as it can identify HIV earlier in the infection than previous generations. It's a key tool for diagnosing HIV and is commonly used for screening purposes. 

RPR w/Reflex 

RPR stands for Rapid Plasma Reagin, which is a blood test used to screen for syphilis. The "w/Reflex" indicates that if the initial RPR test is positive, a reflex test (additional testing) will be automatically performed to confirm the result or provide more information about the infection. This reflex testing helps ensure accurate and reliable diagnosis of syphilis. 

Herpes Simplex Virus I, IgG 

The Herpes Simplex Virus I, IgG test is a blood test that detects the presence of IgG antibodies specific to Herpes Simplex Virus Type I (HSV-1). These antibodies indicate a past exposure or infection with HSV-1, which is commonly associated with oral herpes (cold sores). The test helps determine whether an individual has been exposed to the virus, but it does not distinguish between a current or past infection. 

Herpes Simplex Virus II, IgG 

The Herpes Simplex Virus II, IgG test is a blood test that detects the presence of IgG antibodies specific to Herpes Simplex Virus Type II (HSV-2). These antibodies indicate a past exposure or infection with HSV-2, which is commonly associated with genital herpes. Like HSV-1 testing, the result reveals whether an individual has been exposed to the virus, but it doesn't distinguish between a current or past infection. 

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