July 5, 2021 at 3:14 pm #74114SMITHSMITH2001Participant
I went to get a full std panel everything came back negative except for hs1 with an igg of 1.48. last year I hade got a full panel and was negative for hsv1. So decided to get retested but with different labs on the same day. The first doctor uses their own lab and someone with an M.D performed my lab test . My igg, IgM, and igg were negative. while the second doctor use lab crop, my IgM,hs2(igg) was negative except for hs1 was igg at 1.81(2 weeks later I did the testing). What test results are reliable?
I should have never tested with lab crop again knowing that the CDC says to retest with a different if you are in the low positive range. I feel as if the first two were false positive . I have never had a cold sore and have tested negative in the past.many people have told how they have hade false positive with lab crops. should I get a western blot or should I go with the negative I got with the different lab with doesn’t use lab crop or quest .and for the igg to jump up in a matter of 2 weeks was odd. MY parther has not hade any outbreaks and I got tested while in the mist of the sneaky link and was negative .I know that lots of people have hsv1 but I take this very serious hsv1 oral cand easily turn into gential herpes .isn’t lab corp even reliable (the two positive were with lab crop) while the negative test was from a doctor located in a hospital who so happen to have their own lab is called mayo clinic laboratories -rochester main campus.how did I get a negative and positive if both test were done in the same day.Please help me .i am only 19 I need to if I have It or if i really don’t
July 7, 2021 at 2:58 pm #74124SMITHSMITH2001Participant
Lab corp 1.81
(all hsv2 was negative)
lab quest was first and then two weeks later mayo clinic and lab corp.
July 9, 2021 at 4:50 am #74165Terri WarrenKeymaster
Your value is in the low positive range and though the range has been established specifically for HSV 2, not HSV 1, I am seeing more and more people testing positive in the low range on HSV 1 and not confirming by the western blot.
Your value is just over the cutoff for positive (1.1) so very low indeed. You’re right – lots of people have HSV 1 but if this is of great concern to you, you should get the better test, the western blot. You can work with your own provider and the University of Washington to get this or with me, either way. I think there is a reasonable chance it won’t confirm. Not a high chance, but definitely a chance.
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