September 22, 2023 at 5:16 pm #82954pinad09Participant
Sorry in advance this is quite long.
I contacted you last year about a positive test for HSV2 and ordered the western blot kit. I didn’t have a primary care atm and you were backed up so I figured I try the ELISA test in the mean time. Well the test came back normal and didn’t say anything about igg levels it just said negative for hsv 1 and 2.
Fast forward I get a primary care and he had me run the regular test again after I told him about it. Obviously the test came back high on my Igg so he said I was positive.
The next day I contacted him about running an ELISA TEST and he was clearly bothered as if I was questioning his knowledge and explanation but requested it. I went and did it and got a IGG a bit higher as well.
My igg got slightly higher after each test which I’m not sure if that’s a bad sign or not.
What I did notice though is both test had the same name so I’m not sure if it was an Elisa test or not? Here are my levels and name of the type of test in results description
My original levels last year with health labs
Levels with primary care request test and names of test
HSV 1 AND 2-SPEC AB, IGG W/RFX
HSV-2 TYPE SPEC AB, IGG W/RFLX
My ELISA test I request stated it was
HSV Type-Specific Immunoblot no other descriptions.
Now to my question, Do you think he requested an Elisa test? Should I just do it through health labs again to see if it was a false positive or should I just do a western blot?
This has been very stressful and mentally exhausting but I am leaning towards just doing the western test to get a solid answer once and for all. If I do I definitely rather go through you just based of my interaction last time with my primary Doc.
This has ruined a relationship that I was building with someone who I was exclusively intimate with who tests regularly and btw doesn’t have it. Lmk what you think of the tests and how you think I should proceed.
FYI between tests I’ve only been with who I mentioned who’s tests are clean.
October 8, 2023 at 12:15 pm #83017Terri WarrenKeymaster
The igG test is an ELISA so yes, you had that done. It is a relatively high number, the 14.5, but if you’ve never had an outbreak, you may wish to confirm this result. Did you ever do a western blot?
November 8, 2023 at 5:34 pm #83349pinad09Participant
Not yet I have the test kit but I need someone to sign off on it and I don’t want to go through my primary care.how would I go about getting it done through you?
November 20, 2023 at 5:45 pm #83430Terri WarrenKeymaster
Make an appointment with me by following the link on this website. We’ll get it done
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