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Herpes 1 & 2 test results help ?

So I got an igg blood test for hsv 1 and 2 and my results are considered negative but what do the numbers mean ??
Negative 1.09
Result 0.91
Index range 0.00-0.90
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I'm a little confused by what you've typed.

Which one is your result? Do you have separate results for hsv1 and hsv2?

On the tests, the ranges are below .90 is negative, .91-1.09 is equivocal or indeterminate, and 1.10 is positive.

However, if you're over 1.10, but below 3.5, it may be a false positive.

Also, you should get a type specific test. It doesn't sound as if yours was type specific. If it is positive, you won't know if you have type 1, type 2 or both.

The numbers are just a measure of herpes antibodies in your blood. There is never a true zero because of the way the test is run.
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For some reason when I posted the full results it cut off some, but yes I got both hsv 1 and 2 igg blood test both like so:
Negative 1.09
Result. <0.91
0.00-0.90 index
But when I called to confirm my results they said it was negative, and I been retaking the test ever 2-3 weeks for the past 8 weeks and always come back with the same range of number even after 1 week after exposure, so are these numbers considered for sure negative ? I got them from lab Corp
So I'm still confused. Is your result a 1.09?

That's technically equivocal or indeterminate, according to the official test guidelines. Basically, it's inconclusive. I'll explain the test ranges, but it's a bit confusing, so bear with me, and just read to the end before reacting.

The official test guideline ranges say that anything over a 1.10 is positive, so you're close to that. HOWEVER, the CDC and experts in the field think that anything below a 3.5 needs to be confirmed.

You aren't positive, but you aren't negative, either. What made you test? Did you have symptoms? Routine testing? A concerning exposure?

So what to do now? I'd wait until 12-16 has passed, and either try the IgG again, though some people just get wonky results from that, or you can take a Western Blot test.

You should also get a type specific IgG test done. That may help clear this up.

What was your risk 8 weeks ago?

For some reason the page is not letting me post all the result numbers on here. But my “result” says it was 0.91 & well no sex or oral sex but I’ve been developing reoccurring bumps on just my tongue no where else only flu like symptoms I’ve had when I first noticed it was a sore throat on one side and the bumps go away in less than 3 days , no itching, burning, pain, no difficulty eating, no fever, bumps are usually 1 or 3 at a time on tongue they look like swollen taste buds and are white most of the time. And I believe my possible exposure was one night sharing drinks or a person a made out with that same night
It's probably causing problems because of the greater and less than signs. It's HTML code, and our site doesn't like it. :(

Since I can't see your results, if your doctor says they're negative, then they're negative.

Herpes doesn't usually cause sores in the mouth, but rather on the lips.

These could be canker sores, which are really, really common.

https://www.healthline.com/health/tongue-problems-2
Well not sure if I got my results read from a doctor cause I had to buy the test online and when u call to get your results it’s read from a health specialist that’s what they call themselves but here are the number on my results
Negative 0.91
Equivocal 0.91 - 1.09
Positive 1.09
Result 0.91
Reference Range 0.00-0.90 index
Do these numbers really mean negative?
At .91, you are technically equivocal, but just barely.

You don't have symptoms of herpes. You can test again at 4 months post exposure, but if your symptoms persist, see a doctor. What you are experiencing isn't herpes.
If you test again, just get an hsv1 test. You don't need a type 2 test.
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