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Which result is correct? lab or test panel??
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Which result is correct? lab or test panel??

last 2 week i gets the medical report from lab that mention i've infected HSV-2
igG 5.1

Reference range Index
Negative = 1.1 Index

BUT yesterday i use home bio test for HSV2 test panel to test by myself, it's result all negative, which is correct????
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I'm a little confused.  What is the self panel that you got?  Do you mean you ordered the tests yourself, but they were done at a lab?  Where are you that you did a bio test at home for hSV 2?  Can you help me understand this in more detail please?

Terri
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the self panel i get for igg & igm all result is negative. but why lab show positive?
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i'm purchase Herpes HSV1/2 Blood Test at home bio test at http://home-bio-test.com/ to verify the result. but all show negative. (not invalid). so i'm quite confuse which result is right, is the lab or my purchased panel
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I'm so sorry, but I'm still not understanding you.  
The self panel was run by a lab, right?  you ordered it, but you didn't run it yourself, right?  What you did run a home test for herpes that detects both HSV 1 and 2, you must be out of the US, right?
So who ordered the test that was positive for HSV 2?
Where are you?
I'm sorry, but I am still very confused about your situation.
Terri
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i run 2 times of test. first i test on lab. it's show positive.
second times i buy home test kit to test myself, it's show negative
i'm at malaysia. i just want to verify whether the test at lab is correct or not, so i buy the self kit to test again by myself.
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An ELISA index value of >5 generally indicates infection.  I don't know why the bio test was negative.  You could try doing another lab ELISA to rule out any lab mix up.

Terri
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