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O.K., I just got back my results from my HerpesSelect blood test. This comes just 4 weeks after a possible exposure. Can anyone explain to me what these results mean? Is the 80H under HSV IGM AB TITER rather high and what does it mean???

Here it is, word for word:

H Simplex AB Type 1 and 2 IGG IGM

HSV 1&2 IGG Type Specific Antibodies




0.90-1.10 EQUIVOCAL





0.90-1.10 EQUIVOCAL


This assay is type specific and will differentiate between HSV-1 and HSV-2 infections. A single positive result only indicates previous immunologic exposure and the level of antibody response may not be used to determine active infection or disease stage.




Reference Range:





Reference Range:


The Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) IgM test measures total IgM antibody reacting to both HSV Types 1 and 2 without distinguishing between them. Due to shared antigens, antibodies to HSV Type 1 and 2 show strong cross-reactivity. Infection with one type may produce an anamnestic response with the preexisting antibody.

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Sorry tinglered...

I just replied to someone else's post which is about test result.

I have no idea about these numbers of your result....

But didn't it give you some kind of summary for you to understand the result? Didn't it tell you at least if you have HSV-1 or/and 2 or not...?


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Hey Faith,

From my understanding, the test indicates that I already have HSV-1, but not HSV-2. However, it takes up to 12-16 weeks to show the antibodies for HSV-2 (igg antibodies), so I won't know for sure about HSV-2 until I get tested again in 8-12 weeks (if I was exposed to HSV-2 then it happened 4 weeks ago).

My trouble is understanding what the IGM Antibody indicates. I think my doctor said it indicates recent exposure or reactivation of the virus (however I don't think it differentiates between HSV-1 or HSV-2). My IGM looks like it is very high so either I have been exposed to the virus recently or my HSV-1 has kicked in. I'm just trying everywhere to find info on this to confirm if I am understanding this correctly or not.

Anyone else out there ever had the blood test and know what to make of this???

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