Jump to content
World's Largest Herpes Support Group
Sign in to follow this  
No Pasa Nada

Testing - Round II

Recommended Posts

No Pasa Nada

Kay, so it has come to my attention that I was initially (and solely) tested with a non-specific test. I was going to test again months out, anyhow - diagnosed early October - to truly confirm the results. The first round was positive.

Question is where can I get the Western Blot done, if it's the most accurate? Or even more generally, what kind of doctor or practice is best for this? Will they know what the hell I'm talking about, when I ask for a type-specific test?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
No Pasa Nada

So I found the answer on racoon:

Western Blot for herpes testing is now available through Quest Labs all across the US, if your doctor/clinic uses them for labs - test #34534

The link to the University of Washington website is - http://depts.washington.edu/rspvirus/herpes.htm all the info you need is on that website too.

The information below about sending your own sample may, or may not, be applicable today as rules and regulation about shipping liquids has changed. Check out that aspect by calling UW before going to too much trouble in getting your blood drawn.

But we're talking vials and ice and ridiculousness that really should not be necessary.

Back to the navigation question...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
xmarks808

I did not know that Quest does them now???

I got a WB done with the UNIV of Washington. I found a local doctor willing to help me and had the package shipped to them. Then went to the doctor, got the blood drawn and spun and shipped overnight back to UOW. It took 5 weeks to get the results so you will have to be patient if you are going to do this test.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • The Hive is Thriving!

    • Total Topics
      69,296
    • Total Posts
      466,183
  • Posts

    • Voyager2
      I certainly hope this research continues. It all seems legit to me, but again, I'm no medical man (although I did play doctor a few times).   
    • here-to-help
      This is good information to know. To go from continuous outbreaks to none all this time is encouraging. I wonder if after you've given it some time and this regimen proves itself, maybe you could title it, and type it for everyone to read. The more suggestions, the better! You mentioned you've suffered with Herpes I outbreaks. I have suffered with the type II, and I recently read that Lysine doesn't help with the type II. I don't know about that, because it really has helped me in years past. Anyway, by mentioning in your article that you have type I will help, because apparently something might work for type I that won't work for type II. I myself will get these products and add them to my daily garlic regimen, and perhaps I will be able to eat whatever I choose without triggering an outbreak. That's my big problem, wanting to eat the foods that trigger the outbreak!
    • RNY18
      “..Meanwhile, the present study suggests LDXGFG as an alternative, inexpensive, and lasting-effect medicine for curing HSV2 infection caused genital herpes....” Anyone  seen any further research on this ?
    • Skrillah80
      Let me know how it all works out.. 
    • Miss Horne
      https://m.facebook.com/CopperRibbonHsv12Awareness @MikeHerp
×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.