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Igg test for hsv

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Do: Need igm test to make sure and test could be repeated weeks later.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Herpes Testing: It takes several weeks if not months to develop a good igg antibody response. There is zero likelihood to pick up an acute new infection by blood this... Read More

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Incomplete info: HSV 2 can either represent prior exposure to and experience with cold sores or genital herpes. The strain is not specific to one site or the other.You... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Reference range: Is the value 1.07 higher than the normal range for the lab that did the test? If yes, you are infected with HSV 2. Herpes viruses,both HSV 1 and 2, l... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Depends: If the exposure is within a couple of weeks, IgM would be the test to get. On the other hand, there is no harm if getting IgG which would indicate exp... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Why do you ask?: Do you have herpes lesions? That's the real question. The antibodies are just to support the clinical impression. This lab result is a "definite maybe... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Herpes Testing: Igg is the wrong test for an acute exposure. You want the igm test. Igg is for old remote past exposures.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
More info needed: You have misunderstood something. There is no HSV "antigen" blood test. If you had an HSV antibody test, the lab report should tell whether the 1.77 v... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Likely: Igg is a antibody that typically forms somewhere between 4-6 months following exposure, thus, you may want to consider repeating at 6 months. Did they... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Yes: Have you been exposed to a known carrier of the virus? Perhaps you wish to be checked for other STD's.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Probably negative: That's a negative result, but it can take up to 3-4 months before the HSV blood test becomes positive. If you had no symptoms suggesting a new HSV inf... Read More

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