Basically, if you test positive for herpes type 1 and negative for 2 that does not mean you don’t have genital herpes. And the mental gymnastics about how to manage the test results are just too complex (see above). In the reading I was doing on the CDC and U of Washington sites, I thought it noted that it is transmitted skin to skin. Does anyone know the typical index number for a positive HSV1 IgG test? I read on another forum that positive results are typically into the 3’s, but then why would the borderline cut-off come at over 1. A serum herpes simplex antibodies test checks for antibodies to the herpes simplex virus. A positive test result for HSV-1 or HSV-2 indicates that you’ve been infected with either virus at some point.
Being worried, I went to a doctor and got tested for all STDs. All results came negative except for the HSV tests. Below are the results: HSV1 IgG: Negative. Older serologic tests did not reliably distinguish between HSV-1 and HSV-2 and, as a result, were not a reliable way to make a diagnosis of genital herpes. That is, some people who have a positive test result for the virus are not actually infected. Read more about Dr. Libby’s affiliations and industry relationships. TheBody.com fills you in on the topic, how to read test results for hsv, with a wealth of fact sheets, expert advice, community perspective, the latest news/research, and much more. HSV type 1 most commonly infects the mouth and lips, causing sores known as fever blisters or cold sores.
When done properly, and read by an experienced lab person, it can be very specific for herpes. Interpreting the results of your IgG test. Herpes IgG tests are one type of blood test for the herpes simplex virus (HSV). A positive herpes IgG test, if the test result is accurate, means that your body has been infected with the herpes simplex virus. Note: I am going back in on Thursday to have my results read.
Please Help Me Interpret My Herpes Test Result
Does anyone know to read these test results accurately? The Dr. Yes, this is definitely showing positive for HSV-2 (and negative for HSV-1). If you have a positive test result, you should see your primary care physician for treatment. 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. So what is it?.