Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

Herpes blood test results help!

I found out I tested positive for herpes 2 back in 2014. I am now looking online and seeing that you shouldn't really count IgM because it can be useless but to look at IgG. I looked back at my results and saw that my results were these.

HSV1 IgG- 0.1
HSV2 IgG- 2.9

Herpes simplex 1 & 2 IgM was a 4.4

I have not been tested after because I was told I had herpes 2 but I am now reading that IgG is the one to go by and my number could be a false positive. Can anyone give me any suggestion and should I get retested?  Thank you!

5 Responses
Avatar universal
Have you ever experienced outbreaks before or after a positive test?
4 Comments
Not that I am aware of. When I got tested I had a pimple and was picking it thinking it was an ingrown hair.  Nothing where it's painful for weeks no fever or chills and I haven't gotten any outbreaks since the day I got tested. I am in N.Y. so I know the western blot is not available.
I think you should go for a confirmatory test.  From what I researched, many people do not get outbreaks or have an outbreak and think it's something minor like a pimple
Isn't your IGg test for HsV positive,?
Yes it was positive on HSV2 with a score of 2.9 and for herpes simplex 1&2 it was a score of 4.4
19892408 tn?1502689287
The western blot is available in NY.
1 Comments
Do you know where in New York I am in Nassau county long island? Do you think I should get re tested given my results from 3 years ago?Thank you
15249123 tn?1478652475
COMMUNITY LEADER
I would simply get another igg test at this point. If the results are higher than 3.5 then you are positive. If the numeric value is les than 3.5 then you need to seek out the western blot. Not easy in N.Y
New York doesn't do out of state testing and the only place that does the western blot is the university of Washington. I've had people go to Jersey to have the blood drawn.
1 Comments
That's what I read and the comment above said they did it in New York. I am going to get another test done if the test is lower this time can I just assume that it is a false positive or should I look into going into New Jersey to be on the safe side?  

Also can I just request a herpes blood test with IgG and exclude IgM or will it all have to be done the same again?
15249123 tn?1478652475
COMMUNITY LEADER
You can request igg only. Unfortunately you can't assume your negative if your number is still in the low positive range. If you end up needing the western blot contact the west overheights clinic in portland. They can help arrange things for you
1 Comments
Ok perfect! I am going to get another blood test this week hopefully the number went down or stayed the same. Would they be able to tell me where in NJ I can get it done or would I have to pay the 80 dollars for a video chat to get that information? Sorry for the all questions after 3 years of thinking I have herpes all along I might not even have it!
15249123 tn?1478652475
COMMUNITY LEADER
Basically all you need is a Dr to draw the blood, spin it and ship it back to the U of Washington.
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Herpes Community

Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Here are 16 facts you need to know to protect yourself from contracting or spreading a sexually transmitted disease.
How do you keep things safer between the sheets? We explore your options.
Can HIV be transmitted through this sexual activity? Dr. Jose Gonzalez-Garcia answers this commonly-asked question.
A breakthrough study discovers how to reduce risk of HIV transmission by 95 percent.
Dr. Jose Gonzalez-Garcia provides insight to the most commonly asked question about the transfer of HIV between partners.
The warning signs of HIV may not be what you think. Our HIV and STD expert Sean Cummings reports in-depth on the HIV "Triad" and other early symptoms of this disease.