Anything less than a 3.5 is in the possible false positive range. I would not accept this until a confirmation test like the wester blot is given and comes up possitive. Given your history I would be surprised if you are actually hsv2 positive.
Yes your doc is correct and combination tests are useless.
I agree being in Asia the western blot is out. Yes do a type specific igg test. No more igm. I wpuld bet if you do have hsv it's hsv1 oral infection from your youth. I highly doubt you contracted hsv2 from your protected exposures.
After 10 days I got results of HSV1 and HSV2 separate tests.
HSV 1 IgG - 2.10 Negative ( < 9)
HSV 2 IgG - 1.91 Negative ( < 9)
Now I am really confused am I negative or positive. Meanwhile I got something like a pimple in my testicles and it went away in 2 days. I am really scared even though this result came as Negative. Please let me know your opinion on these test results. Should I seriously take that pimple like thing. It was itching and then looked yellow. Thanks everyone.
Those are both liw positives. My opinion is you have hsv1 probably an old oral infection and the hsv2 is probably a false positive.
Hi Feelingundone, Thanks for your comments.
The reference ranges given for both are
As per the report I got
HSV1 IgG - 2.10 - Negative
HSV2 IgG - 1.91 - Negative
It seems like reference ranges are higher when they check HSV1 and HSV2 separately.
It seems like reference range is not submitted here properly.
Below 9.0 Negative
Between 9.0 and 11.0 Equivocal
Greater than 11.0 Positive
Then you are negative for both.
That would be unusual. I believe your negative. Igg tests can show low positives sometimes. You can retest if you need to but I seriously doubt it will become positive.
After 19 weeks I did another test from the lab which gave me positive combined. I took those negative results from a different lab. Anyway this time also I got negative results as
HSV I - 7.0 - Negative
HSV II - 3.1 Negative
9.0 is the negative max value. I got really scared since the value has increased for both than previous one. Is it because of the lab? Or is it my antibodies developing? Then the doctor asked me to do the same test again in one month. I don't know why god not letting me go. Continues testing and waiting killing me.....
All tests and labs can have variances. At 19 weeks you're negative. Congrats and put hsv out of your mind and move forward.