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HSV 1 and 2 type specific antibodies

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Remember that these tests are still far from 100% sensitive / specific. The results are most meaningful in conjunction with the clinical picture but c ... Read More

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
IgM are temporary: This question of yours has been answered repeatedly in the past. I am curious as to why you keep asking this.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Antibodies: Igm antibodies tell us of a new infection. All, if positive will mature into igg antibodies.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: About 6 weeks, depending on the type of exposure.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
HSV1, no HSV2: The results mean you are carrying herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1), usually from oral infection in childhood, so you probably have had it for years. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Because: If someone has active lesions and it is positive that is what it is. The blood antibodies take a little while to show up in the blood , so if it is a ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience in Pathology
Normal range: Our immune system is working all the time and making Igs (immunoglobulins) some of which cross react with many antigens including some Herpes molecule ... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Cannot evaluate: Individual lab tests cannot be interpreted without all of the results and an understanding of the patient's medical history. I would recommend asking ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Herpes type 2: You carry herpes simplex type 2-------genital herpes. It is very common and most people who have it have no symptoms. Even though they have no sympto ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Reference range: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
HSV testing: I think part of your report got cut off. Usually a lab report will state the cut off for where they call a test positive and where it's negative. IgG ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Herpes: If you have herpes 1 and 2 you should have two test results, not just one. If there is one then something is wrong and it is impossible to guess which ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not really: The lines separating these two types are really kind of blurred. Particularly, when it comes to treatment, the discussion is not all that relevant. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Any lab; talk to doc: They are available through almost any lab in the US. But speak with your doctor first. The chlamydia IgG (blood) test is useless for diagnosing curren ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Old infection : This means you have both types of herpes and that they are old infections. Because your igm is negative we know you acquired these longer than six wee ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: You have been exposed to Herpes 1 & 2 and depending on your immune system there may be occasional outbreaks! The Herpes Simplex Viruses hide in t ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
HSV 1 infection: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
HSV blood tests: You have HSV1, 2, or both. Ignore the IgM results. HSV IgM antibody in theory detects early infection, but the test is inherently very unreliable. Als ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Herpes simplex is transmitted by direct contact with a lesion or the body fluid of an infected individual.Transmission may also occur through skin-to- ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Herpes: You have been infected with herpes and are not HIV positive. You failed to tell us which of the herpes viruses the igg was positive for.
A male asked:
Dr. James Berman
39 years experience in Dermatology
No genital herpes: Sounds like you have serologic evidence of having hsv 1 which is associated with oral cold sores but you don't have titres for hsv2 which is usually a ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Adriana Lopez
8 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hsv : Less than <.90 appears to mean negative for hsv 2 by your description. HSV 1 appears to be positive which is very common.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saul Hymes
14 years experience in Pediatric Infectious Disease
No: Not really good or bad--nearly all adults have positive antibodies to herpes (HSV) and most of that is HSV 1--this is the virus that causes oral cold ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Not much: There isn't much difference in the signs of diabetes type 1 versus type 2. Type 1 disease, however, can often present with more severe, and more sudde ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Herpes: Your test results indicate that you were exposed to Herpes virus at some point in your life, not sure when. The low IgM might suggest that it's not re ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Insulin differences: In type 1 diabetes, your immune system — which normally fights harmful bacteria or viruses — attacks and destroys your insulin-producing cells in the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Limited usefulness: Just because someone has antibodies doesn't make them contagious or even mean that they have lesions. Antibodies stay around after recovery. And if th ... Read More
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