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What does a 9.9 on a herpes IGG test mean? That number is higher than other results posted in forums so I wanted to see if that is a normal result.

What does a 9.9 on a herpes IGG test mean? That number is higher than other results posted in forums so I wanted to see if that is a normal result.

Depends on test: There are several HSV IgG antibody tests, with different numbers for positive results. The most common is HerpeSelect®, for which 9.9 is strongly positive. For other tests this may be negative. If you have the lab report, it should show numbers for negative, indeterminate, and positive, separately for HSV1 and HSV2. Or contact and discuss with the doctor or lab where test was done. Good luck! ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Can taking medication like acyclovir affect the herpes IgG test?

Can taking medication like acyclovir affect the herpes IgG test?

No: The igg is your immune response and will remain positive and indicate old exposure. Acyclovir and other antivirals do not affect it, they treat flare ups. ...Read more

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Herpes test done. Herpes IgG test results. Hsv1. 5.6. Hsv2 <.90. So do I need to be worried about hsv1? No symptoms ever. Help?

Herpes test done.  Herpes IgG  test results. Hsv1. 5.6.     Hsv2  <.90.  So do I need to be worried about hsv1?  No symptoms ever. Help?

IGG= past exposure: Most adults are seropositive for hsv1, or oral herpes, "cold sores". It is transmissible so take precautions, especially if you ever get an outbreak of "cold sores". ...Read more

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I had a herpes 6 - IgG test done and my results said it was high I was just wondering what this means and what the test is for? I was 15 when tested

I had a herpes 6 - IgG test done and my results said it was high I was just wondering what this means and what the test is for? I was 15 when tested

Rash with fever: Virtually 100% of us get infected with these viruses and they may cause a rash. See this site for more info. http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/5/3/99-0306_article ...Read more

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I had a Herpes-6 IgG test done and normal is less than 1:80 titer but my result was exactly 1:80 titer. Significance? I was 15 when the test was done.

I had a Herpes-6 IgG test done and normal is less than 1:80 titer but my result was exactly 1:80 titer. Significance? I was 15 when the test was done.

Do not worry: Almost everybody gets infected with herpes 6 and if otherwise healthy we are none the worse for it. Since your test was done three years ago and you are writing about it, you are fine and will not see any ill effects from the lab result. ...Read more

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I had a herpes-6 IgG test done and it was considered high. When I had the test done I was 15. I have family history of MS is there a connection?

I had a herpes-6 IgG test done and it was considered high. When I had the test done I was 15. I have family history of MS is there a connection?

No connection: No- there is no connection between herpes 6 and MS. Plus, the role of family inheritance in MS is not considered to be strong. It is not common for families to have more than one affected family member. ...Read more

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How accurate are negative herpes blood IgG test results after 3 months? My obgyn said I should be fine but i want to make sure i really am negative

How accurate are negative herpes blood IgG test results after 3 months? My obgyn said I should be fine but i want to make sure i really am negative

Herpes Testing: Your OB is 90% right. You can, if you worry get the igm test and that would be likely to be 100 right at this point. ...Read more

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How accurate are negative herpes blood IgG test results after 3 months? My obgyn said I should be fine but i want to make sure i really am negative.

How accurate are negative herpes blood IgG test results after 3 months? My obgyn said I should be fine but i want to make sure i really am negative.

Herpes simplex: It would be surprising to see many people negative for herpes serology in this day and age. If it is, great. But even if it were positive that is no guarantee that you will ever get active lesions. Despite their absence, however, if you do have herpes in your body you may excrete the virus and infect others. Good luck. This is complicated. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have an index value of 20.9 for a herpes i, ii, and IgG test? Lab results

Old infection: I do not know the reference value of the lab that did the test but i assume this is higher than normal and is interpreted as reactive. It means at one point in your life, you have been exposed to both varieties of hepres -i generally responsible for 'cold sores' and ii, generally responsible for genital lesions. However with diverse sexual practicess, they are becoming more interchangeable. ...Read more

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If you have trace levels of herpes antibodies on a IgG test, what does that mean? Does that mean you're infected with it? Can you transmit it?

If you have trace levels of herpes antibodies on a IgG test, what does that mean? Does that mean you're infected with it? Can you transmit it?

Yes and yes: Igg antibodies are consistent with previous infection. Since your body never 'clears' the herpes virus once infected with it, one you have it, it is always present in your body (regardless of whether or not you have active symptoms.) you can transmit it. You are more likely to do so when you have an outbreak, but you are capable of transmitting even without active symptoms. ...Read more