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I am very very angry that STDCheck continues to order the immunoblot to confirm a positive IgG test. The CDC is very clear about this: “The HerpeSelect HSV-2 immunoblot should not be used for
confirmation because it uses the same antigen as the HSV-2 EIA. ” and yet they continue to do it. It makes money but it does not help patients. You should not believe it – this is very likely a false positive. You need a herpes western blot, the gold standard antibody test. You can work with your own provider and the University of Washington to get this OR you can work with me. Both are solutions to your situation. Don’t you believe a single thing here until you get the blot.