March 13, 2022 at 9:14 pm #76809iggconfusedParticipant
Additional questions I have from my above situation:
1) Is the supplemental test labcorp does that has been having so many false positives the biokit or something different?
2) You mentioned you have seen up to 50 or so of your current clients have positive supplemental but negative blot, out of how many clients total that had low positive igg and positive supplemental were blot negative versus positive?
3) The very last sexual contact I had was 5 weeks ago from the girl I was seeing. What is the liklihood that I could still get a outbreak? (used condoms but unprotected oral sex)
4) If I do the blot through you, do you provide a receipt (or could I get one from U of W) to submit to my FSA? I understand that is not covered by insurance. If not, no worries, that would not be a decision point.
5) I was on antivirals for 2 week several months ago for an eye issue (it was not deemed to be herpetatic, but they did it as a precaution just in case). Would that have any effect on the blot?
6) Should I set up my video visit with you if I go that route close to my 3 month mark (would be early may). I am leaning toward just ordering the blot kit tomorrow. (there is a anylabtest now close to me)
7)With never any symptoms and condom usage should I inform a partner of the igg test? or the western blot test if I get it?
8) Could covid vaccines have any impact on my igg test?
9) Given my numbers and time window since last encounter, should I get another igg test before my western blot or not needed?
Thanks so much for your assistance through this distressing time. Very much appreciated.
March 18, 2022 at 12:43 pm #76858Terri WarrenKeymaster
The supplemental test at LabCorp is indeed the Biokit. I am in conversations with LabCorp about the problems with this test. I am presenting a paper about 33 of my patients who have been in the situation with a positive supplemental and negative western blot. Overwhelmingly, I see positive supplemental’s instead of negative supplemental’s but I don’t have the number there. Maybe six negative supplemental’s? The vast majority of outbreaks, if they are going to occur with a new infection, happen within 2 to 10 days after the sexual encounter. If you need a receipt, if you do the block through me, I can provide you with one. Taking two weeks of antiviral medicine several months ago will not impact the blot. You can order the test kit at any time. And I think it could be good to talk to your partner about these results and to let them know you were doing the western blot. We don’t know if Covid vaccines have any impact on IgG tests. I see no point in getting another IgG test. Not if you’re going to do the western blot.
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