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.
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!
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