› Forums › Herpes Questions › Test Accuracy › Reply To: Test Accuracy
I just spoke with the dr and he said this was a cytology test the only difference from a pap is that he didn’t look for cancer bc I had a pap done on 12/19/14 (came back normal). I asked if he thought I should do the Igg test. He was dismissive of it saying that even if it comes back positive there is nothing to do. I asked about suppressants bc I don’t want to transmit it (if I indeed have it). He said there was no need because I am asymptomatic and he doesn’t think I would transmit it. I know from research on your website that I could in fact transmit it, even being asymptomatic. I also read that it isn’t uncommon for cytologist to come back with a false positive for HSV when done with a pap. I am clearly dealing with someone who is not as educated with this virus, I certainly don’t want to run around for the next year (he said he would retest at my next pap) thinking I have this, if I dont. If I do, I want to do whatever I need to to reduce the chance of transmission. Please let me know if I need to put more $ on my account. Thanks.