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Hi everyone i just got my herpes test it came back negative <1:10 i thought anothing greater than 1 was positive im confused i never had a break out the doctor assured me i was fine any help would be appreciated 

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This is a different way of expressing results. The test is similar to an immunoblot based on the ELISA technique. Basically what happens is that they dilute your blood by a factor of 1:10, 1:100, 1:200 etc. and see if your blood colours the antigen meaning you have antibodies. If you colour stain the testing well at a high level of dilution, then you are extremely likely to have antibodies.

Your test basically says that you did not colour the testing well at all with a 1:10 dilution and hence you are a clear negative.

Herpeselect goes about the test a different way and looks at the ratio of how deep your colour well is compared to a control sample, expressed as a ratio.

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