“Yup, I didn’t understand that. Are you sure?…”
Yes, I’m sure. I’m in Brazil. The combined test is standard here.
“You need the type specific antibody IgG test.”
I understand I need one to know which type I may have. But that’s my whole question. If the CDC doesn’t recommend HSV blood tests for people who don’t have diagnosed active lesions, then I shouldn’t have every gotten the first test to begin with, right? Therefore, should I get the type specific test, or just stop now?
Also, I’m still curious about my previous questions:
What does a 3.21 combined test mean?
What is the likelihood that this is a false positive?
Also, am I right in my understanding that as many as 50% of <3.5 IGG HSV-2 tests are false positives? Or was that date for a different test?