1. I read on one of your responses that high values of HSV 1 can trigger low positive HSV 2 & that some people can have proteins falsely triggering low positive HSV 2 results, do you think these could be true in my case since my HSV 1 value was 42.20?
Yes I definitely think this is a possibility
2. I have one of the best insurance carriers in my state, however I do not want my parents to know. Approximately how much would the Western Blot be without insurance?
The Western blot cost for a consult with me in the test itself is $314. You will also incur cost to have your blood drawn and shipped to the University of Washington. It Doesn’t really matter about insurance because the university will not bill out-of-state insurance for this test anyway the change in index values that you describe is not significant and has no particular meaning. They are both low positive results.
I understand that you don’t want your parents to know but being a parent myself hello I would be heartbroken if my child was going through something like this without my knowing so that I could help them