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False positive concern

Hello, i have a question about the validity of an elisa test when a severe allergic reaction, tetanus shot, sinusitis, three different medications; two antihistamines one oral steroid were present prior to testing. I tested positive on two seperate tests for hsv 2, first being 4.70 second being 8.39, the indexes were exactly the same and the tests were done only 8 days apart. Any input would be greatly appreciated
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Also no symptoms nor an outbreak, which is puzzling as over these past 4 months i have been under near constant stress and my diet, when i did eat, was atrocious and very inviting for a virus, also i was smoking heavily and just generally very immunocompromised to say the least, the allergice reaction was to penicillin i took for the sinusitis and i had to go to the er to receive an antihistamine shot and a steroid shot, the antibiotics also gave me a yeast infection
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If this was an IgG test on Herpeselect for HSV2 (with a positive > 1.1) then this would confirm an infection.

Don't be too concerned about the variances in numbers. The tests have a manual component and a differing control such that results over 4 are very sensitive.

The allergic reaction would seem unrelated to the infection of HSV2 that you may well have had for years.
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Years with no symptoms and very stressed over the years? My last long term partner tested negative with lots of unprotected sex
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By the way it was a double 1 and 2 not herpeselect
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OK, where are you? Is positive >1.1 for the test you had?
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Positive was 1.09
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Testing positive with numbers above 3.5 for hsv2 twice would confirm an infection does exist.
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