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What can cause low WBC count? WBC 3.6, lymphocyte 810. Also, HSV 1 IGG TYPE SPECIFIC AB >5 COXSACKIE B2 AB 1:16 HEPATITIS A AB, REACTIVE Thanks, Don

What can cause low WBC count? WBC 3.6, lymphocyte 810. Also, HSV 1 IGG TYPE SPECIFIC AB >5 COXSACKIE B2 AB 1:16 HEPATITIS A AB, REACTIVE Thanks, Don

Cannot evaluate: Individual lab tests cannot be interpreted without all of the results and an understanding of the patient's medical history. I would recommend asking the doctor who ordered the test or considering a consult on HealthTap Prime, If you have the lab results and can upload them. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Simplex 1 (Definition)

Herpes simplex 1 viral infection is very common in children and presents with mouth infection, with fever, eating difficulty, and drooling. The children get better, but the virus stays dormant in the area causing recurrent fever ...Read more


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Are my HSV 1/2 tests positive or negative. I took a HSV 1/2 IgG type specific AB test. Results : HSV-1 >5.00 HSV-2 0.04?

Are my HSV 1/2 tests positive or negative. I took a HSV 1/2 IgG type specific AB test. Results : HSV-1 >5.00 HSV-2 0.04?

HSV-1 pos, HSV-2 neg: I read the results such that you have been exposed to the HSV-1 that typically causes cold sores, while you have not been exposed to HSV-2. Keep in mind, though, that genital herpes is now more and more found to be caused by HSV-1. ...Read more

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Are my HSV 1/2 tests positive or negative. I took a HSV 1/2 IgG type specific AB test. My Results : HSV-1 >5.00 HSV-2 0.04?

Are my HSV 1/2 tests positive or negative. I took a HSV 1/2 IgG type specific AB test. My Results : HSV-1 >5.00 HSV-2 0.04?

HSV 1 is Positive: Your HSV 1 test is positive. Your HSV 2 test is Negative. However, it is good to apply them to the clinical scenario. Some people may have a positive HSV test but never have had any lesions. So, applying results to clinical picture is important. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a blood test. Hsv 1 IgG type specific. Results 4.65 (0.00- 0.90 index)h. What does mean. Do I have an std?

I had a blood test. Hsv 1 IgG type specific. Results 4.65 (0.00- 0.90 index)h. What does mean. Do I have an std?

Welcome to the club!: Roughly half of all adults in the US have positive blood tests for HSV1 -- up to 70% at your age of 67. So welcome to a club with 150 million members! Most of these infections are oral, although some are genital. The majority are asymptomatic and remain that way, but many have recurrent oral herpes (cold sores, fever blisters). Without symptoms, HSV1 is rarely transmitted to other persons. ...Read more

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Hsv 1/ 2 -- result for 1 was indeterminate and 2 was neg. Tested again 5 mos later for IgG (not type specific). Test was reactive. Why now reactive?

Hsv 1/ 2 -- result for 1 was indeterminate and 2 was neg. Tested again 5 mos later for IgG (not type specific). Test was reactive. Why now reactive?

Not formed yet: The bodies initial response is with igm, which is less specific. The immune system then produces permanent antibodies igg, which appear around 3 months. Blood test has to be ordered for type specific igg type I or type ii. ...Read more

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What does a high type specific HSV-1 IgG number mean? My IgG number is 62.2 (Reference range is 0.00 - 0.90 index)

HSV 1 infection: Whether you realize it or not you are infected with HSV 1- the cold sore virus. It is actually very common. This virus "hides" in a nerve root and will come out at times of 'stress'-- such as when sick with another illness. That's why we call them 'cold sores' or 'fever blisters'. Your treatment would depend on how much trouble the virus is giving you. Your primary MD should be able to help. ...Read more

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Hsv 1/11 IgG 0.0-0.8 index, result of 46.4 (a). What does the high number and the a mean? Hsv II IgG type specific 0.00-0.90, result <0.91. Over 0.90?

No genital herpes: Sounds like you have serologic evidence of having hsv 1 which is associated with oral cold sores but you don't have titres for hsv2 which is usually associated with genital herpes. Congratulations! ...Read more

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What do HSV 1 and 2-Specific Ab, IGg results of 14.90 (H) and. 91, respectively, indicate?

Need reference range: 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, Each laboratory usually provides a reference range for the results, i.e, the values seen in normal people. It appears that you have had HSV 1 infection but not HSV 2. ...Read more

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What is HSV 1 an 2 specific ab IgG with result 5.70 an which herpes complex is medication needed if no symptoms?

What is HSV 1 an 2 specific ab IgG with result 5.70 an which herpes complex is medication needed if no symptoms?

No medication needed: It means that you have been exposed or infected in the past with herpes simplex virus. Some tests will specify which type (1 or 2). It means that you can from time to time have recurrences. When the inactive (or "latent") virus starts to actively grow again, you may have sores or ulcers on your lips, skin, or genitals. Some people take medicine to prevent recurrences or to help symptoms. ...Read more

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I tested positive on HSV 1 IgG type spec 31.90 and negative on HSV 2 IgG is this bad?

No: Not really good or bad--nearly all adults have positive antibodies to herpes (HSV) and most of that is HSV 1--this is the virus that causes oral cold sores mostly, though can cause genital lesions. HSV 2 usually causes genital herpes--lesions in the genital area--but can cause oral herpes too. Being negative for HSV 2 just means you've never had that type of herpes. \. ...Read more

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I got tested for hsv1 and my results said HSV 1 IgG type spec 1.13 is this a bad number?

Normal: It means that you are infected with hsv-1, just like almost every other adult in the world. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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From LabCorp HSV 1 IgG type spec <0.91 HSV 2 IgG type spec 14.20 Meaning? Is 14.20 bad/high? Should I retest? No outbreak so far.

Herpes type 2: You carry herpes simplex type 2-------genital herpes. It is very common and most people who have it have no symptoms. Even though they have no symptoms, or fail to recognize subtle symptoms or non-genital lesions, they may transmit the virus to others. You do not have herpes simplex type 1, which is not common. Most people carry hsv 1 without symptoms. This is important to intimate partners. Disc ...Read more

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I would like help understanding my test results: HSV 2 igg, type spec <0.91 & HSV 1 igg, type spec 2.94 - I have never even had a cold sore :/?

I would like help understanding my test results: HSV 2 igg, type spec <0.91 & HSV 1 igg, type spec 2.94 - I have never even had a cold sore :/?

Check the lab report: The lab will print an explanation of how to interpret each result. Read it carefully and coordinate with the DR who ordered it. ...Read more

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What does this mean? Hsv 1 Igg, Type Spec: <0.91 INDEX Herpes Simplex Virus I/ii Igm Hsv, Igm I/ii Comb

Incomplete: You have not shared with us most of the valid information on your report. But, so far, as I am sure you are capable of reading, the IgG or 'past exposure' test for HSV 1 is negative. ...Read more

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Hsv 1&2 specific IgG test at 27 and 39 days without symptoms how accurate these tests?

3 months: It takes 3 months after exposure for those results to turn positive after exposure. ...Read more

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If only IgG was specified on an HSV 1&2 test does this mean that it wouldn't pick up a new infection. Would an infection 8-10 weeks old be picked up

6-7 weeks: If you are trying to determine if you were exposed the herpes two then testing hsv2 igg 6 weeks after exposure is the correct test. ...Read more

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If only IgG was specified on an HSV 1&2 blood test, does this mean that a new infection (8-10wks old) wouldn't be picked up on the test?

If only IgG was specified on an HSV 1&2 blood test, does this mean that a new infection (8-10wks old) wouldn't be picked up on the test?

Yes: Standard HIV screening tests actually test for the presence of igg antibodies that the body makes to fight the HIV virus. The period of time for the body to make antibodies is called "the window period". It varies in each person, but it is usually between 3 to 6 months. If you have the pcr test looking for viral rna, window period is 10-14 days.. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Hsv (Definition)

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