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A 59-year-old female asked:

Herpes test 1 igg antibody ..results 39.9 ! what could this mean? i am very concerned! h erpes 2 igm negative.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Herpes testing: Without knowing why you were tested it is hard to interpret a lab test without clinical context. 90% of people will test positive for a HSV 1 antibody test. This indicates past exposure. Your HSV 1 test indicates a past exposure. A negative HSV 2 Ig M indicates that you have not recently been exposed to HSV 2. This is an odd test to have done but perhaps your doctor had a reason for doing it.
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