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December 19, 2014 at 6:10 pm #2348
I think with the most recent negative, it is not necessary to get the western blot. I would not agree that the test you took is better than the western blot, however, as the western blot looks for all the proteins associated with HSV antibody, not just one as the other testing mechanisms do. We don’t know much about false positives except with the usually used tests, the herpeselect ELISA, but in my experience it also holds true for the Captia test.
It is true that the western blot has no false positives and fewer false negatives than the screening tests usually used.