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WHAT DOES A REACTIVE RESULT ON A HSV TEST MEAN

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Reactive = Positive: That means you have been infected with both types of herpes.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Probably positive: The second number is the negative/positive cut-off. <.90 means a result below that number is negative. Your result 2.29 (with "H" meaning high) is ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Reference negative: Means that the normal should be negative.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Brignoni
34 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not formed yet: The bodies initial response is with igm, which is less specific. The immune system then produces permanent antibodies igg, which appear around 3 month ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Only a screening tst: Hi Jessica, A weakly reactive syphilis test or RPR test is a screening test. Syphilis and other things can cause this test to be positive. The defi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
No syphilis.: Vdrl (veneral disease research laboratory) is a non-treponemal specific blood test that is widely used to screen populations for syphilis. A negative ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need more info: 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
32 years experience in Pathology
No Syphilis: The vdrl (venereal disease research laboratory) test is a test which screens for the presence of an infection with the organism that causes syphilis ( ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
32 years experience in Pathology
See your doctor: A reactive RPR may mean that you have an infection with the organism that causes syphilis (t. Pallidum). You may need to have additional testing to c ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Autoantibody: This is a nonspecific antibody test against your own tissue but by itself it does not diagnose any disease condition although it may point to a higher ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Depends on details: Actually, several particular tests are done at once. Most positive results mean past infection, or past vaccination. However, some mean there is activ ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience in Rheumatology
Further testing: A positive ANA may not be significant. First of all why was the test done. If it was done for joint pain it will mean more then if a physiciab did one ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
You have antibodies: This test looks for evidence that you either had the disease or a successful vaccine. The presence of antibodies in the blood will turn the test posit ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Time frame: Igm positivity for herpes antibodies indicates recent infection, whereas igg antibodies represent prior exposure to the virus, though the infection ma ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not sure: Most pap smears are reported as normal, atypical with or without hpv changes, low-grade, high-grade lesions, or malignant cells. If your pap was repor ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Armstrong
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See below: I would need to see your full pap report, your pap history, prior treatments if any and hpv status to comment.
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A member asked:
Dr. Barbara Coulter-Smith
31 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It is positive.: Faint just means the HCG or pregnancy hormone is low but detectable. It typically indicates early pregnancy and would be normal if you have just miss ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
If +, HSV exposure: If 4.99 is a positive result, at your lab, that would be consistent with a past exposure to hsv 2. That means that you were exposed but, in the abse ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
SLE: Anti-PCNA antibodies are positive in patients who have SLE.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Syphilis testing: All syphilis is "bad": it is a very dangerous infection, even if causing no symptoms at this time. However, low positive results might indicate you w ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Depends on the test: What specific test do you mean? There are numerous tests for specific autoimmune diseases.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
That's good: It means we cannot find HIV in your blood
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See the package: There are many different home pregnancy tests available. The package insert is the best way to find out what exactly the different results mean for th ... Read More

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