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April 8, 2023 at 6:58 am #81102Hsv2worriedParticipant
I have had this test done 3 times in the past 13 years. only been sexually active with 2 people in my entire life, one of whom is my husband. other one was a boyfriend I was in a long distance relationship with for 2 years when I was 20-23 years old. The long distance boyfriend was 27 at the time, had slept with A LOT of women prior to me. We broke up for a year. I imagine he slept around a lot that year. I went back to him the next summer, was intimate a couple times. Parts of the encounters were unprotected I think. 2 weeks after, I developed 1-2 warts, which I was told was HPV. About 3 weeks after the last sexual encounter with ex boyfriend , I took my first herpes blood test through Bioreference Lab.
Hsv 1: 0.18
Hsv 2: 0.71 (so a high negative)
Now I’m worried I was seroconverting.
2 years later, March 2011, I had another test done through labcorp.current Gp says that test isn’t used anymore so now I am doubting the results:
HSV igm I/II combination: 0.95H (equivocal)
HSV I/II IGG rflx I-II Type sp, all it says is <0.9 (negative)
January 2023 I had what I now think were some canker sores due to stress in my mouth, for a week. GP decided to run herpes test and I was shocked by the results (through Bioreference lab):
Hsv 1: 0.11 (negative)
Hsv2: 1.58 (positive!)
Husband and I have been together for almost a decade, we are both faithful to each other. Talked to the GP who treated me like I was in denial. Requested a Western Blot, it’s been 5 business days and I feel like I’m losing my mind. Husband has never been tested, he probably will once I get my results. He’s been with 2 women before me, one was just a one time thing and the other was a one year relationship (probably been with 10 people before him he says). No one in this scenario has ever exhibited herpes symptom that I know of, but I know a lot of people are asymptomatic. What is the Likelihood of a false positive please?
April 8, 2023 at 4:36 pm #81132Terri WarrenKeymaster
There is an 85% chance that this is a false positive. I am disappointed that your GP decided to run an HSV panel for HSV 1 AND 2 because you had some sores in your mouth as HSV 1 doesn’t often make sores inside the mouth and now here you are. You definitely need a western blot to clear this up. You can order the kit from them at 206-685-6066. Then you can work with your GP or with me to get the order for the test. This is not one you can order for yourself but you can order the kit for yourself.
April 12, 2023 at 2:34 pm #81183Hsv2worriedParticipant
Thank you for your response. This was my first time seeing this provider. I really only wanted something to be prescribed, and to find a GP as I didn’t have one.
I went back to discuss results 2 weeks ago, spoke to her about the Western Blot and mentioned the University of Washington. She looked at her computer and told me labcorp offered it. Gave me a piece of paper that said TEST: 081667 HSV Western Blot.
April 1st, I went to labcorp, paid $14 and got my blood drawn. Waited 11 days, only to get an email telling me
Test not performed. Specimen could not be located. Labcorp is providing the patient with re-collection instructions (not received btw). Did some more research and based on your answer, it seems that I am the one who has to order the kit? Does labcorp not actually offer this test?
How difficult, expensive, and time consuming will this all be? I do want this resolved. The University doesn’t take insurance so it’s out of pocket? Will it only be an added $100 for the 20 min conversation, to get this done through you? I’d like to do this with a trusted person, and I am losing faith in the care offered by this GP.
Finally, would you also recommend I take another IGG test with labcorp, the one with the supplemental results?
Sorry for the bombardment of questions, I am just lost with all this. Thank you for your help.
April 13, 2023 at 3:12 pm #81221Terri WarrenKeymaster
labCorp may or may not do the test – I just don’t know. I do know that they don’t do the test themselves but they might ship it to the University of Washington. If I were you, I would call LabCorp and ask them that question before doing anything with me if you can use your insurance with LabCorp.
I would recommend another IgG with the supplemental but I’ve heard that they’re out of that test product. You could try again. But I don’t think I would do the IgG test unless you found out that they do again have the supplemental in stock. I would be happy to work with you on this if you need help. You would order the kit and then you and I would have a telehealth visit and that is $100 and then the cost of the test is 225. You would also need to pay to have your blood drawn and shipped to the University of Washington
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