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Hsv1 igg 53.60 high hsv 2 igg <0.91 hsv igm i/ii combo 1.48 high what does all this mean? my herpes results from the lab! doc wasn't helpful

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered

Specializes 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. Having said that, you have had HSV 1 infection. Since IgM assay did not differentiate between 1 &amp; 2 it is not feasible to say if you have recent HSV 1 infection or recent infection with both HSV 1 and 2.

Answered 10/18/2017


Dr. Martin Raff answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

HSV serology: Without knowing specifically what test technique was utilized cannot give you specifics other than to say that you have had Herpes simplex Type 1 infection sometime in the past and probably have not had Type 2, since even though you show some antibody it may be overlap from the Type 1 antibody. Why wasn't the doctor helpful? Talk to them and insist. Why did you do this anyway?

Answered 10/5/2014



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