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Hsv Result Igg
HSV: HSV IgG Type 2 titer that's elevated means that a person has had exposure to the herpes virus more than about 3 months earlier. It can be many years earlier. Most people who have had exposure to the herpes virus don't realize it. The symptoms are often very mild and many people have no symptoms they recall at all. ...Read more
Am I herpes negative or positive? HSV 2, IgG result is 1/80 (Ref Range Negative is < 1/40), HSV I, IgG result is 1/80 (Ref Range Negative is < 1/40).
Probably yes, but...: I'm not familiar with HSV blood tests that give results as fractions or titers. With other tests (e.g. HerpeSelect®), any positive HSV1 result usually is valid, but weakly positive results (which is what I suspect is how to interpret your HSV2 result) often are false and require confirmation. In most countries, over half of adults are HSV1 positive, no big deal. But you'll need to clarify HSV2. ...Read more
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
Genital herpes: You have HSV2. Location uncertain, but almost certainly genital, whether you have outbreaks (blisters, sores, etc); oral is uncommon without genital. Regardless of symptoms, probably you periodically have HSV2 in the genital area and could transmit it during sex with an uninfected partner. Be on the lookout for mild outbreaks. Treatment with valacyclovir can help prevent transmission. ...Read more
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
I want to know what these test results mean? Hsv 2 Igg type spec<0.91 index Hsv 1 Igg type spec <0.91 index Do I have it or not
No: You either have a very early acute infection, or no exposure. ...Read more
Will recent HFM disease affect the result of hsv 2 igg test? Recently I got 2.7 in the test but I did not have high risk sexual behaviours.
No: If you have ever been exposed to HSV2 your body will mount a response. This response is what we look for in the blood test. HSV 2 does not cause symptoms in 90% of those who have it. STD's do not discriminate and are always possible, so testing before the onset of activity with a new partner is a MUST! Anyone, regardless of high risk behavior or not, can contract an STD so always use protection. ...Read more
HSV infections: HSV-1 means herpes simplex virus above the waist. Usually presents with cold sores or mouth ulcerations. HSV-2 means gential herpes. While active disease gives an abnormal test by IgM. But herpes is forever. There is good treatment however. See your family doc for this like acyclovir. ...Read more
I am a Nurse. I ve got needle pricked form a newborn baby with a serology result ANTI-HSV-2 IgG positive. Am i at risk? Thank you!
I just got a routine checkup and it came back with a result of HSV II igG 1.00 ratio. I've neverhad an outbreak of genital herpes. What does this mean?
Possible exposure: This is a borderline positive result, so I'd suggest a repeat in 3 months just to confirm. It is quite possible to have been exposed to and acquire HSV2 without ever having an outbreak. You may also get very mild outbreaks so you need to be alert for the possibility. Your biggest risk is that you could be infectious without realizing it, so you may want to consider prophylactic treatment. ...Read more
Just saw my pcp about STD test results. My HSV 1&2 IgG results were pos, but the HSV 1&2 IgM results were neg. No symptoms at all. Am i contagious?
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
My relative's results came back with an HSV 2 IgG of 4.96 which is way outside of the range. He is worried. Are there other more accurate tests?
Unsure: What you describe is normal for someone who has had a past exposure to HSV 2 and has developed an antibody to that particular virus. When the IgG is elevated, it may indicate that the body is actively fighting that virus. This test is quite accurate for indicating past exposure to HSV 2. ...Read more
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
I have medical results it says HSV herpes 1/2 IgG type 1 igg: 0.10 type 2 igg: 0.23 it doesn't say negative or positive so what do the numbers mean?
Negative: It has to be above 1·1 for positive ...Read more
Herpes IgG? Not IgM?:
Something is missing here and that is the igm part of the testing when looking for a new infection.
Igg of 22.30 means an exposure much more remote than 45 days previous. It represents an old infection and is not in any way new. Do you have the igm results? If the. ...Read more
Done test of HSV 1and 2 IgM result says 0.50<0.90 and done HSV 1and 2 by IgG result say 22.30 <0.90 what does it mean?
Past infection: Your herpess infection is old and not a new or recent infection. ...Read more
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
See answer: Usually a type specific IgG is ordered: HSV 1 IgG and HSV 2 IgG. A positive reaction indicates a recent infection or the result of an infection in the past. For the diagnosis of an acute ulcerative or blistering lesion a sample of fluid or smear needs to be sent for HSV DNA PCR testing or DFA testing(Direct Fluorescent Antibody). Viral cultures are (+)in only 50% of HSV lesions so PCR or DFA best ...Read more
What is HSV 1 an 2 specific ab IgG with result 5.70 a 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
Test results that I don’t understand ? Number look high ? What do they mean
hsv 1 igg type spec 14.70 index
hsv 2 igg type spec 7.05 index
Pos HSV1, prob HSV2: These results indicate that the person tested for sure has HSV1 and probably has HSV2 as well. However, it depends on the exact HSV blood test that was done (there are several tests on the market). If the cut-off number is 1.1, as for the most commonly used test (HerpeSelect), then the result for sure is positive for both viruses. ...Read more
I recently tested for Herpes 1 and Herpes 2 and the results came back as 36.5 for HSV 1 IgG. What should I do next to get this treated and prevent?
Probably oral herpes: Half of all adults have positive HSV1 tests, so nothing unusual about our test result. You are infected with HSV1. Most such infections are oral, from childhood. Unless you have symptoms of oral herpes (cold sores etc) or genital herpes, there's no way to know which site is infected. Be on the lookout for symptoms and avoid intimate contact (kissing, intercourse) if outbreak may be present. ...Read more
I got my IgM positive & IgG negative for HSV a week ago. Is this test accurate? Shall I do it or wait for a while? Does the period affect the results?
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