I had a LabCorp test come back as equivocal at 1.03 about 2 weeks after an encounter. I know know that was way too early. My Dr. said I had HSV 2 and prescribed meds. I wasn’t satisfied with that and then found your forum. Never started the meds.
I waited 12 weeks to take the Western Blot, but being that I was anxious, I took another that went through Quest. That test came back negative at <0.90.
Do you think it is still necessary for me to have the Western Blot done?
Why did the doctor think that you had HSV 2? Did you have sores in the genital area? Of course, one cannot diagnose whether something is HSV 1 or 2 by sight alone. Or did your doctor say you had herpes based on the blood test? It is not positive and does not indicate infection but it was too early, as you know. The negative IgG test at 12 weeks is reassuring but not perfect – the test misses 8% of HSV 2 and 30% of HSV 1, compared to the gold standard western blot.
Have you had any skin symptoms?
She diagnosed only based solely on the test. I didn’t have, and have not had, any sores or skin problems. Okay, I may still go ahead with the WB.
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