› Forums › Herpes Questions › Could my positive HSV2 test be positive because I have Sarcoidosis?
- This topic has 5 replies, 2 voices, and was last updated 7 years, 3 months ago by Terri Warren.
December 25, 2015 at 10:50 am #11085
Hi Terri…I’m 56yrs/old I went to the doctor to have a complete physical… I was asked if I wanted to include the complete STD panel which included testing for herpes… I agreed when my test came back I was neg for all except HSV2…I was in total shock…and once I was explained about the symptoms I was even more confused since I have never experienced any sores and blisters that are referred to as outbreaks…my index level on the test was 19.90…I took it again in October it was 19.70 so determined this can’t be accurate I took another test index level was 16.60…I have done quite a bit of research since this DX I recently came across this article I would like for you to read: http://www.atsjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1164/arrd.19184.108.40.2060?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed#.Vn2LNOxOKnM
Since I have Sarcoid I was wondering could this be the answer to why I’m testing positive for HSV would a Western Blot be able to determine this?
I must add I have had the Shingles years ago as well.
December 25, 2015 at 7:04 pm #11096
Do you happen to know what lab you used for diagnosis? If this was labCorp or Quest, it’s a high value for those labs. But there are other tests on the market now, and the normal ranges could be different so if you could let me know the lab that did the tests it would be helpful.
And we can order a western blot for anyone that wants it, for whatever reason, and there are many reasons. But you should know that 80% of those infected with HSV 2 are not symptomatic or don’t recognize symptoms. That could be you. Let’s get a little more info.
Where was your shingles outbreak?
December 25, 2015 at 8:24 pm #11098
Hi Terri…thank you for responding…the lab that performed the test was American Esoteric Laboratories of Memphis
1701 Century Center Cove Memphis, TN 38134 (901) 405-8200
My shingles outbreak was around 1990-1991 the outbreak was located between the left side of my stomach and my back.
December 26, 2015 at 8:31 am #11101
I went to their website but could not determine the brand used to do the test. The most common brands are Herpeselect (Quest) and Captia (LabCorp).
So are you saying the shingles outbreaks was kind of on your hip?
December 26, 2015 at 9:45 am #11103
No the shingles were located on the right side of my stomach and continued around my waist just before reaching my back…
I remember calling the lab myself to ask what HSV test was used if I’m not mistaken I believe the technician stated it was Igg testing…I may not have understood.
I’m not sure how familiar you are with Sarcoid…it’s known as the MIMICKING disease..it is an autoimmune disease associated with an abnormal immune response…the immune system should defend the body but it actually build antibodies against itself… that’s what made me wonder if Sarcoid is the true culprit and too since the index values are so high.
December 26, 2015 at 10:11 am #11105
I do believe it is an IgG test, yes, from what I can see but different brands of the IgG test have different normal and abnormal ranges. So for one brand the cutoff for positive might be 1.1 and for another 25, I just don’t know what the normal ranges are for the test that YOU had done.
I am familiar yes, and as I mentioned, the herpes western blot, which does not confuse other things with herpes, would be the best confirmatory test for you, Angela. If you decide you want to do one, let us know and we arrange that.
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