I brought up the western blot and my physician informed me this new test I just did was equivalent. The new IgG test was an Immunoblot test but the results came back negative again for both.
HSV Type Specific Immunoblot
– HSV-1 IgG Antibody Negative
– HSV-2 IgG Antibody Negative
PERFORMING LAB: LabCorp Burlington, 1447 York Court
My physician assured me that this one should pick it up if so but I think I need to ask for the Western Blot. I should of been more assertive.
Did I get an equivalent test to the western blot or do I still need to go back and push for this test again?
This is exhausting :/
Thanks for your reply. Sorry to hear about your recent loss.
When I was tested I had a cluster of about 3 lesions but they were all very small at the top middle of my penis. Doctor seemed very confident when doing the swab after looking at the tip of my penis being inflamed, and swollen lymph nodes that it was herpes. So at the time it seemed like a pretty clear cut case. However my ex at the time also got a negative IgG blood test later on.
I want to have an informed conversation with my physician and asking for this test. Is there a good resource I could send over to them before I request this test? I want to have a good conversation, and be proactive in suggesting I get this test. If they deny or don’t want to put in the time then I will go with the lab route suggested on your website.
Appreciate your time,