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HSV I/II IgG Rflx I-II Type Spec
HSV I/II IgG 17.1 High
HSV I IgG, Type Spec
result being verified,
HSV 2 IgG, Type Spec 3.19 High
I have never had any sores or anything on lips or genitals .. this was a total shock to me.. my doctor just said i have herpes prescribed some medication and that was it.. I am really on what the results mean. Should I get retested?
thank you for responding.. a few more questions..
1. why was the hsv 1 not reported along with the hsv 2 test.. is that normal to not have a number for the hsv 1?
2. so do I need to retest with the biokit or the W test? if so do i need to go back to my doctor to have this done?
3. I was doing my routine blood/physical screening each year.. but i like others had no idea that when you do std testing herpes testing is not normally included.. so i have nothing to compare this information to..
4. also the medication that she prescribed, if i do have herpes, am I suppose to take this daily even though i show no symptoms? or do i take this medication when i have an ob?
1. Ask your lab that question we can't tell you why they did something with it. It sounds like they maybe are doing another test.
2. The western blot would be the best test for confirmatory testing. You can do the Biokit for your HSV-2. Yes you would need to speak to your doctor about this.
3. When was the last time you had a sexual encounter from the point of your testing?
4. Taking the medicine is up to you. If you have a partner who does not have HSV it will help in prevention of transmission if you in fact do have HSV. Though if you plan on doing confirmatory testing I would say no need to take the medicine.
5. The doctors office and they can request the lab work to see if it was a change. Lab work is typically ready within about 5 days but can be longer depending on the lab and volume of work they have.
questions just keep popping in my head...
6. you stated that the 17.1 IgG testing was non specific and means nothing, but does this mean that I do have one of the HSV's but at this time I just dont know? so thats why i need to retested?
7. okay i just called and they said that my HSV 1 IgG was a .91 negative..
8. also i asked them about being retested with the western blot test and they had no idea what this test was..? so what do i do now.. ? i told them it was a test that you have ordered throught the lab and she stated" we dont do that' we only have the testing methods that the lab does... this is crazy to me that they dont know anything about this..
what are my next steps?
I think she maybe thinking you had a partner prior to your same partner for 3 months before this lab work was done. An IgG test is accurate for encounters that were 12+ weeks ago from the date of the blood draw.
To get a Western Blot your provider needs to talk to the University of Washington. They are the only ones that do the Western Blot. Now if your provider uses quest we can give you the quest code. As for the Biokit your provider will need to either contact BioKitUSA or you will need to find somene who has it
Western Blot is the best test you can get it is the gold standard in herpes testing. The WB is the test all the other tests are compared to.
Useless we mean that it doesn't tell you what if any HSV type you have. That is what we mean by useless.
also, you all mentioned biokit or western blot at first.. and now you suggest doing a captia re-testing with labcorp... what type of test is captia? is this comparable to the first test that labcorp did?
how come i dont need to do the biokit or the western blot the next time, 3months from now?
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