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April 4, 2023 at 8:14 am #81030
Compared to the type-specific tests, I have seen many false positives on the combined test. Honestly, I have no clue why a healthcare professional would order both. Totally inappropriate. You need to pay attention to the type-specific IgG test results which both appear to be negative.
The IgG tests are not perfect – they miss 30% of HSV 1 infections and 8% of HSV 2 infections, compared to the western blot, but being negative on both so far is good though not definitive. But ignore the combined test -it’s not the one you want.