I recently went in for my annual check up and decided to do a routine screening for STDs. The last was in 2017 with all negative results and I have been with two partners since then, of which one partner only occurred one time this past January during a break. To my surprise, I tested positive for HSV-1 and negative for HSV-2. My results are as follows…
07/05/2019- HSV-1 IGG (1.12 index value) LabCorp
07/09/2019- HSV-1 IGG (0.95 index value) LabCorp
Is there a chance of this being a false positive, and would you suggest a Western Blot test?
The test for HSV 1 IgG is not the best. There are both false positives and even more false negatives. Normally, with the larger labs, a supplemental test can be ordered – do you know if that was done at LabCorp? It would need to be ordered by your provider. If this is a recent lab result, you could ask your provider to order that one as well.
With this low a number, I think a western blot would be appropriate yes, but let’s see what any supplemental testing shows, if you can get that done.
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