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Is the HSV Type 1/2 Comined Ab Screen IgG reliable?
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Is the HSV Type 1/2 Comined Ab Screen IgG reliable?

Just came from my doctor and found out:

I was tested with HSV 1, 2 Comined Ab Screen IgG (ELISA) and the result was 2.12 (which indicates 'Detected' for a range greater than 1.1). The test was performed by Arup Laboratories. I don't think they tested me for HSV 1 and 2 separately.

My doctor told me I have herpes and I am freaking out although I don't have symptomatic symptoms experience. However, upon reading the thread here, it says that this range may be false positive.

Shall I need a W blot test and if so when. I just had my test on Jan 25.

I appreciate your help. Thanks so much in advance.



This discussion is related to Why does the lab do a combined test?.
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Correction: I found out (on the next few pages of the report) that I also have been tested for the following:

HSV 1Glycoprotein G Ab, Ig (ELISA) = Negative (0.31)
HSV 2 Glycoprotein G Ab, Ig (ELISA) = Negative (0.09)

Based from the thread here and judging on the unreliability of the combined tests, it looks like I don't have HSV 1 or HSV2. But why did my GP told me that I have a herpes?

I appreciate your guidance/ interpretation on my results.
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how long prior to being tested had you last had sex?

no idea why your provider told you that - you'd have to call and ask. If they are saying you have herpes based on a + combined herpes igg, your provider needs to learn how to interpret the testing they are offering!

grace
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