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You know, you can do that but even if it goes over 3, I would strongly encourage you to get a western blot. Yes, if it stays in the low positive range all you can know now is that you are either a person who just has a low positive index value or it is a false positive. Yes, I would expect if you had a recent infection your numbers would be heading up.
I am not aware of who is offering Biokit now. We used to do it and with a good strong pink circle, we could reliably call it a positive. But unfortunately we had too many patients who had very light pink dots that we could not accurately interpret. However, I think that improvements are in the works.
Once you know your partner’s test results, go for that western blot.
Though some research finds that there are more false positives in people who are HSV 2, in our lab, the numbers of false positives in HSV 1 positive and HSV 1 negative are close to the same.
Thanks for posting that reference link. The chart in Figure 1 is printed and laminated and available in every exam room in my clinic as this is a common issue we deal with about herpes testing.