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Unfortunately, your doctor does not seem to understand the meaning of a positive antibody test. If the test is correct (and we do see many false positives on these tests), that means you are infected and potentially infectious to others. the word “exposed” is misleading and terrifically unfortunate to use in this context.
I have 92 patients who have positive supplemental tests with labcorp who are negative by western blot. At this point, don’t believe anything until the blot is done. I think I have a cancellation tomorrow morning if you want to meet with me to arrange the blot or you can work with your own doctor, though I suspect they don’t know about the blot if they explained your positive as an “exposure”