Thank you for the information.
In 1989 it was a swab test. I had a sore of some sort. The doctors notes said there were 2 & he had no idea what it was. Notes said testing for Herpes & Chlamydia. Notes 2 wks later said he told me I have Herpes. Physical lab results from back then said HSV positive, Chlamydia negative. No other info on lab work.
I assumed my boyfriend of 6 months at that time gave it to me. I ran into him less than 10 years ago at a reunion. I made accusations. He told me he had no idea this had happened. I threw him out from living with me. I did find out he was seeing someone else at that time. He has never had any outbreaks or been diagnosed with it. His wife has nothing & his teenage children have nothing either. He does have Parkinson’s.
The 2012 test was also a swab. In 2012 I was still taking Valtrex. It has been well over 12 months without any Valtrex.
I see a new gyno in a few weks, but wanted to go to a testing facility here in Houston now. I want to make sure to go to the correct facility & get the correct test. Not all labs say specifically what the test exactly is. I have read about the IgG testing & thought that is what I should get. Will this test be conclusive?