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Tested for the second time 6 days after original igg test and i ordered a western blot today as well.

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Imshook

Hello.

 

im not see if u are familiar with my past posts but i was diagnosed with hsv 2 with the igg test and it came back positive with a value of 1.14 . The Normal range is 0.00-0.91 but i see some say 1.1 . Any who i originally tested at a urgent care and i went to my pcp to get a second opinion . He says that if it says positive it’s positive . But he retested me (waiting for results) i also thought the western blot test was a scam but i guess it’s not and i ordered one today. If my second IGH test comes back positive i will probably just take that answer . If it comes back funky or negative i will send off the western blot.  This experience has taught me a lot about myself in less than a week. It also shows that the lack of knowledge in doctors is crazy (my pcp even said he don’t usually test for it and that the test aren’t accurate but still said if it’s positive it’s positive) . Whether my test comes back positive or not . My heart goes out to everyone who is effected by this virus or who is unsure and have to adjust to this. 

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WilsoInAus

Hey @Imshook are are you negative for HSV-1?

Given you have taken the IgG so soon after the last one, there’s a reasonable chance it will be low positive and still not be conclusive at all.

The Westernblot is far from a scam, it’s the best blood test for herpes there is and extremely accurate, 99.9%+ for HSV-2.

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Imshook
1 minute ago, WilsoInAus said:

Hey @Imshook are are you negative for HSV-1?

Given you have taken the IgG so soon after the last one, there’s a reasonable chance it will be low positive and still not be conclusive at all.

The Westernblot is far from a scam, it’s the best blood test for herpes there is and extremely accurate, 99.9%+ for HSV-2.

Yes i am negative for hsv 1. My doctor said it wouldn’t matter in the time length that’s why i tested again .

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WilsoInAus
1 minute ago, Imshook said:

Yes i am negative for hsv 1. My doctor said it wouldn’t matter in the time length that’s why i tested again .

I’m sorry doc is wrong for IgG testing, some people are even permanently low positive but do not carry the virus.

However the WB will sort it out.

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11 minutes ago, WilsoInAus said:

I’m sorry doc is wrong for IgG testing, some people are even permanently low positive but do not carry the virus.

However the WB will sort it out.

You seem very sure , but i guess we will see. Is there proof of this on the forum that you can refer me to

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Tone123

It definetly isn't a scam it's the most accurate test you can get, as long as you've waited atleast 12 weeks post any concerning encounter. I did it at 34 weeks with negative results for hsv2. I recently called the u o w and spoke with them ( very nice people) about this subject. She reassured me that I'm negative and I don't have to do it again because I was wanting to do it again. She said in her 25 years there she never seen someone test positive on the wb beyond 5 months. 5 months was the longest and the person has hiv. The best advice I can give u is to not read as much as I did and go with the blot as your final answer. As for references go to Westover heights forum and type in anything you wish and it'll answer your questions. 

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25 minutes ago, Tone123 said:

It definetly isn't a scam it's the most accurate test you can get, as long as you've waited atleast 12 weeks post any concerning encounter. I did it at 34 weeks with negative results for hsv2. I recently called the u o w and spoke with them ( very nice people) about this subject. She reassured me that I'm negative and I don't have to do it again because I was wanting to do it again. She said in her 25 years there she never seen someone test positive on the wb beyond 5 months. 5 months was the longest and the person has hiv. The best advice I can give u is to not read as much as I did and go with the blot as your final answer. As for references go to Westover heights forum and type in anything you wish and it'll answer your questions. 

Thank you . I will take your advice i ordered it . Now i have to find somewhere to draw my blood to send off

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10 minutes ago, Imshook said:

Thank you . I will take your advice i ordered it . Now i have to find somewhere to draw my blood to send off

Look for a place called anylabtest they do it unless you can have a Dr sign off for it. 

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40 minutes ago, Tone123 said:

Look for a place called anylabtest they do it unless you can have a Dr sign off for it. 

Thank you there is one 45 mins away .

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23 hours ago, Tone123 said:

Look for a place called anylabtest they do it unless you can have a Dr sign off for it. 

 

23 hours ago, Tone123 said:

Look for a place called anylabtest they do it unless you can have a Dr sign off for it. 

What about the supplemental results being positive . Isn’t that close to the WB ? Mine was positive with my low index value of 1.14 . 

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WilsoInAus

Hey @Imshook I am not sure what you mean by a supplemental?

A low positive does not confirm an infection regardless of how many in a row a person may test so. Most people with the virus test over 5! If Focus Diagnostics had their time again, they’d probably have filed a different control level with the FDA.

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1 hour ago, WilsoInAus said:

Hey @Imshook I am not sure what you mean by a supplemental?

A low positive does not confirm an infection regardless of how many in a row a person may test so. Most people with the virus test over 5! If Focus Diagnostics had their time again, they’d probably have filed a different control level with the FDA.

A supplemental test is another test that’s given when it’s a low positive .  The cdc guideline says it’s implemented if it’s a low positive . If that test comes back positive then it’s positive. 

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1 hour ago, Imshook said:

A supplemental test is another test that’s given when it’s a low positive .  The cdc guideline says it’s implemented if it’s a low positive . If that test comes back positive then it’s positive. 

Yes there is a thing known as a reflex test - this is not a second IgG test. It would be annotated as such. Still doesn’t carry as much weight as the WB.

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