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A 26-year-old male asked:

Hsv1 igg under .90. , hsv2 ab igg 1.12. test came in positive but no symptoms and finding articles that 1.1-3.5 are not accurate positives ?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
About statistics...: If you test people who are more likely to have the disease, false positives are less likely. If you test people who probably don't have the disease, false positives are more likely. If the lab has 1.11 as the lowest positive, then 1.12 shouldn't be called a positive if a person is at very low risk for the disease, and vice versa 1.12 may be truly positive if a person is likely to have the disease.
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