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A 44-year-old female asked:

Can lgv be detected by chamydia cerival smear and by urine test? is a serum lgv l2 igg iga igm accurate at 8 weeks? all stds were neg still symptoms

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Read again: There is no such antibody as IgV. As for interpreting the tests, one needs to take the patient's history and findings in context to come to a conclusion. Please discuss this with your GYN. Having said that, an elevated IgM to a specific agent often means a current or very recent exposure.
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu commented
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
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Oh it was LGV and not IgV as stated in the question.
Apr 21, 2017
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Extremely rare STD: LGV (lymphogranuloma venereum) is very rare, and in recent years in the US almost entirely in gay men. Few or no cases have been reported in women the last 10-20 years. The types of chlamydia that cause it would probably be detected by standard testing, but special testing would have to be done to know it was an LGV strain. However, a negative LGV blood test proves you don't have it.

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