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How to get an HSV1 and 2 Western blot test

Hi. I have been struggling with this very topic. I tested positive 3 years ago. My partner is negative for HSV2 and positive for HSV1.  I have had 2 cold sores that I have had in my lifetime of recalling on my lip. I have stopped having sex for over a year. I have worked with my naturopath the whole time. I keep getting tested at Sonora quest and my labs have varied from 1.5 to 6.2(today ) for Hsv2.  Hsv1 has been reported at >8.
I have Been reading that my high HSV2 results are typically an indication of positive infection. I am understanding after spending so much time and money that I should get the Western Blot!? My concern is that I have not seen anyone post labs as high as mine. I called Quest labs and was told they don’t have such a test and could not locate the lab #. Is there a different Quest lab? I am trying to find the easiest way to get the Western blot.
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Have you ever had symptoms of hsv2? Typically, a score that high does indicate an infection, but more recent studies have shown that scores over 3.5 without symptoms can be false positives.

There is no "easy" way to get a WB done, but I would recommend going through Terri Warren, who can coordinate it all for you. You have to self pay, and it isn't cheap, but it's better money spent than continuing to do IgGs over and over and getting different results.

https://westoverheights.com/getting-a-herpes-western-blot/

Your naturopath can also order it - http://depts.washington.edu/herpes/pages/frequently_asked_questions

What made you test in the first place?

You should read the Herpes Handbook, written by Terri Warren. It's free - https://westoverheights.com/herpes/the-updated-herpes-handbook/

If you have any questions, let us know.
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