It was in fact bio-rad. No cut off values were given, but it did say non-reactive so I am assuming that means negative. From what I researched, anything below 0.8 for this specific test is considered negative. So, it was in fact negative.
1) So do you suggest still doing the WB to get a final answer?
2) Incubation shouldn’t be an issue here as he was ‘diagnosed’ 5 years ago right?
3) If all these 3 test come back negative (2 IgG tests and the WB), should we still assume that he has type 1 as there was a history of herpes-like symptoms before OR should we assume that he is truly negative?
4) In your opinion, if you rule out hsv due to a negative WB result, what else do you think it could have been?
5) What are the chances that all 3 tests come back negative and that he does in fact have HSV.
6) Finally, what is your expert and professional opinion on this case? Do you think he is infected or not?
thanks so much for your help