A 32-year-old female asked:
does the western blot trump the elisa? tested positive via elisa igg for hsv2,but later tested negative via western blot. no symptoms. do i have hsv2?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Pathology 49 years experience
Western blot more: specific, ELISA more sensitive. One positive ELISA and one negative Western blot says that you do not have enough antibodies to HSV 2 for confirmation of diagnosis. It may be prudent to repeat the tests in 3-4 months to make sure that negative Western blot was not due to incomplete/early immune response.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
I Tested positive for hsv2, low positive 2.5 Igg with no symptoms on Elisa, But negative on western blot a year after possible exposure. am I hsv2 - ?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
General Practice 51 years experience
Yes, you are: hsv2- since the western blot test is negative.
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Last updated May 20, 2016
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