There’s plenty information about concordant and discordant results between kit brands, assay platforms, right and wrong time to test time, AND PLENTY info on IGG false positive/negatives rates.
BUT I can’t find any scientific data or journal articles discussing HSV 1/2 IGM Ag false positives. I’ve search through scientific publishing websites such as pubmed, NCBI, etc. and none discuss IGM, but plenty do for IGG.
I only run into statements such as “studies reporting harms of screening”, or “IGM
can’t differentiate between HSV type 1 and HSV type 2”, etc. which I totally understand, but where is the data showing it has a high rate of false positives…
My physician was very quick to diagnosis me with exposure to herpes due to the IGM 1.11 positive result and I believe it’s so concerning how closed minded the physician is.
How much time should pass from the last sexual encounter to be able to say confidently the HSV 1/2 IGM Ag ELISA test was a false positive AND HSV 1 IGG Ag type specific and HSV 2 IGG Ag type specific is a true negative?