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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Hsv Antibody Screening Positive (Overview)

Hsv antibody is your immune response following exposure, and helps to make the diagnosis. You can continue to have outbreaks (cold sores, genital outbreaks) despite this positive antibody response.


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What is the definition or description of: HSV antibody screening positive?

What is the definition or description of: HSV antibody screening positive?

Immune response : Hsv antibody is your immune response following exposure, and helps to make the diagnosis. You can continue to have outbreaks (cold sores, genital outbreaks) despite this positive antibody response. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Hsv Antibody Screening Positive (Overview)

Hsv antibody is your immune response following exposure, and helps to make the diagnosis. You can continue to have outbreaks (cold sores, genital outbreaks) despite this positive antibody response.


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What is the test result range for both negative & positive for HSV antibodies IgM & igg? Ex. <0.9 ... Etc

Differs by lab: What you are asking is for the normal "reference ranges" for these tests. Reference ranges are established by each laboratory based on their testing equipment and vary from lab to lab. There is no universal reference range for these or other lab tests. You would need to ask for the range at the lab where the tests were run. ...Read more

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I was told that I tested positive for IgG antibodies for I believe he said HSV 2. However he insisted that I did not have the virus and I was exposed.

I was told that I tested positive for IgG antibodies for I believe he said HSV 2. However he insisted that I did not have the virus and I was exposed.

Peek-A-Boo: Ouch!!: Yes, technically you've been' exposed' in the past and your immune system responded. And you don't "have" it in the sense that you have no symptoms right now. But that virus is notorious for hiding in you and then coming back out some time(s)and look like a new infection (called a "recurrence").If you can't remember any Herpes infection in the past, that can happen.It was mild or un-noticed by you ...Read more

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My doctor just told me she has seen patients go from having tested positive 4 HSV 2 antibodies to negative in their lifetime. Is this possible or no?

Absolutely: These tests are fraught with pitfalls, both in performance and interpretation, and sometimes the antibodies disappear. As a pathologist and laboratory physician, i constantly remind others, "the most helpful test is the history and physical exam." let this, not a lab value, guide your treatment decisions. ...Read more

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Is it possible to test positive for hsv-2 antibodies but not actually have it or spread it? I have never had an outbreak but I do have hydronitis

Is it possible to test positive for hsv-2 antibodies but not actually have it or spread it? I have never had an outbreak but I do have hydronitis

Yes: First, the test may be falsely positive. Second, if you do carry the virus, it may be oral instead of genital. Third, if it's genital, you may not necessarily have an outbreak or shed the virus, thus transmitting it. There is no means of predicting the course. ...Read more

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I am 38 weeks pregnant and my bloodwork came back positive for HSV 1. I'm concerned about my baby. Do I have antibodies or an active infection?

I am 38 weeks pregnant and my bloodwork came back positive for HSV 1.  I'm concerned about my baby. Do I have antibodies or an active infection?

Antibody: Most probably it's igg antibodies. (to be sure ask your doctor). It's a common cold sore hsv virus type 1, which most of us have antibody for. Don't worry, unless you have an active lesions anywhere else in your body. ...Read more

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Heath question about hsv-1 or hsv-2 IgG antibody detecteion, who to ask?

Herpes Simplex: Most docs know about HSV antibodies, but expecially infectious disease specialists and dermatologists, Also gynecologists and urologists. ...Read more

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After how many weeks after exposure does an HSV 1&2 antibody test turn from IgM to igg?

After how many weeks after exposure does an HSV 1&2 antibody test turn from IgM to igg?

3 weeks: Approximately 50% of people will have igg antibodies detectable by 3 weeks. Most people will have igg detectable by 3-4 months and occasionally it may take up to 6 months. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more