However, it’s possible for your results to come back negative even if you’ve been infected within the past few months. A positive test result for HSV-1 or HSV-2 indicates that you’ve been infected with either virus at some point. Basically, if you test positive for herpes type 1 and negative for 2 that does not mean you don’t have genital herpes. Does having the same virus and or antibodies prevent us from giving it to each other in the genitals? I have asked are OB/GYN all the way to the CDC hot line and can not get a clear answer. My HSV1 igG results came back at a 12.80 High and my HSV2 igG results came back 1. We got it tested and I came back positive for herpes. His test results came back saying he has been exposed to the herpes virus but that he did not have it. Yes, this is definitely showing positive for HSV-2 (and negative for HSV-1). They told me to same but latter I tested igG for hsv.
Given that a mere 1.09 numeric result is positive and 6 is so much higher, is there anything further I can decipher from a high numeric test result? Given that the number is a reflection of the presence of antibodies detected which are responding to the viral infection, is a higher numeric result an indication that my immune system is more aggressive than that of a person who is positive at a numeric result of only 1 or 2? Is it an indication of more recent infection? Or is it an indication of a long-term infection? Lastly, with such a high test result, should I even bother with a confirmatory test?. HSV 1 and HSV 2 IGG AB (1 replies):To: Edwad W. 2.0 to 8.0; that could happen even if the same blood specimen were tested 5 times, using different batches of test reagents. All tests have come back negative, except the following scenario. The test result came in positive for HSV2 (HSV1 was negative) – at about 1.36. 0. Your only + hsv2 igg’s have been low positives and are most likely false positives. 2) Tested for HSV2 thru Advanced Testing Center at the same 3.5 week window. What concerned me was the IgG level reported in the result for HSV-1. Recently i did my herpes type-specific blood tests, results came a couple of days ago and HSV-1 was positive but HSV-2 was negative. What is the range for a positive HSV 1 IgG test? 0. I just took the HSV-1 IgG test again, and the result is the same, antibody count is at 70.0, a very high number.
There is less chance of a false negative result with NAATs. HSV-1 and HSV-2 antibodies, and thus very easily provide a false positive result for HSV-2. This is important in that most of the adult population in the U. The predictive value of positive or negative results depends on the prevalence of disease and the pretest likelihood of HSV-1 and HSV-2. Samples that had discordant results after initial testing were repeated by both assays during the same freeze/thaw cycle. Total. Positive. 254. 5a. 0. 259. Negative. 2b. 240. 1. 243. Equivocal. 0. 3. 0. 3. The test included both the HSV-1 and HSV-2 HerpeSelect IGG test. You are wise to try and sort out this low positive HSV 2 result. Though some research finds that there are more false positives in people who are HSV 2, in our lab, the numbers of false positives in HSV 1 positive and HSV 1 negative are close to the same.
What Is The Range For A Positive HSV 1 Igg Test?
Type 1 (HSV-1) is usually oral and Type 2 (HSV-2) is almost always genital. In Range Out of Range HSV1 3. The chances are almost 0 to get infected with the same virus in other part of the body, after 5 years with this virus. So that same day I get a call from my family Dr concerning my blood results I came out negative for all std but herpes came back positive. she told me it could be that I’ve had a lesion or a cold sore. Focus-HSV-1 and WB results were concordant (both negative or both positive) for 97 of samples, with 99 sensitivity and 77 specificity. Of 60 total blinded internal repeats, 98 had the same result for HSV-l. For HSV-1, 78 (0.7) of 11 060 results were equivocal (range 05 across sites). Because antibodies may take several weeks to reach detectable levels after primary infection, negative results should be confirmed by repeat testing 4 to 6 weeks later in cases of suspected early infection. A positive result strongly suggests infection with HSV. Recently had an STD test and my HSV2 came back as 0.9 I was told by a nurse that I was positive but all I read says that is actually negative. HSV-1 is another version of the herpes simplex virus that often causes cold sores. The results came back negative for HSV-2, and I sent a copy to Jane. She is not convinced that the test was done correctly because instead of an exact value, it just says less than 9. I have a number for HSV-1 (Positive at 4.35). HSV-2 just says 0. Confirmatory Biokit testing of positive Focus HSV-2 ELISA results is fast, easy, and effective in reducing falsely positive HSV-2 antibody results. Equivocal (.9 1.1). 19 (1.7). 0. 7 (1.1). 0. 26. 0. Negative (0.9). 718 (63.8).
Does a positive herpes test result always mean you can spread genital herpes to others? Peter Leone, associate professor at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Public Health, addresses testing for the two types of herpes simplex virus: HSV-2, the main cause of genital herpes, and HSV-1, responsible for most cases of oral herpes, or cold sores. The Herpes Select ELISA is reported back as an index value. Identify and discuss tests for the detection of HSV1 and HSV2. About one in five women 14 to 49 years of age is infected, compared to about one in nine men in that age range.4 Despite these staggering figures, only one in ten people with the infection is aware that he or she has it. In contrast, IgM tests tend to be nonspecific, do not reliably differentiate recent from established infection, and are plagued by frequent false-positive results. Also, false-negative results are more frequent during early stages of infection, as development of a positive IgG antibody response following initial HSV infection may take up to six months. (Right) A negative test result with only the control dot showing a red color change. What is the clinical interpretation of a positive HSV-2 antibody test in a patient with atypical or no genital symptoms? Prospective studies have shown that virtually all patients with HSV-2 antibody have genital herpes 42, 43. An alternative strategy, if a woman is susceptible and the partner is not able or willing to come in for serological testing, can rely on provision of counseling to the woman without knowledge of partner status.