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HSV 2 IgG result says 11.1 and Flag says "High." I'm not sure what this means.?

HSV 2 IgG result says 11.1 and Flag says "High." I'm not sure what this means.?

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

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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).

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

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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 :/
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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 it mean to have a 4.99 result on HSV 2 igg?

What does it mean to have a 4.99 result on HSV 2 igg?

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

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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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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

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Can you tell me what can it mean when your STD results for hsv-1 IgG says abnormal 3.667 (h)?

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

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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 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!

This is: Indication of ANTIBODIES to HSV 2 IgG more than likely due to MATERNAL immunity!!! NO RISK for you! BTW MY OPINION ONLY you should REPORT this exposure to your Infection Control Nurse....(as with ANY exposure)
Hope this helps!
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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?

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

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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?

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?

Old infection: High igg levels mean an old exposure, are you having symptoms now? Any skin lesions? You need to practice safe sex to avoid contagion, especially if you are experiencing an outbreak. ...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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I received a 1.0 result on a HSV iGg test, the range is 0.0 to 0.90, should I get retested?

Why do you ask?: Do you have herpes lesions? That's the real question. The antibodies are just to support the clinical impression. This lab result is a "definite maybe" on which your physician will base a decision to treat or not. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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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Done HSV serium test by IgG after 45days result shows 22.30 <0.90 what does it mean?

Done HSV serium test by IgG after 45days result shows 22.30 <0.90 what does it mean?

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

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What's the results of a HSV 1/11 that reads hsv1/11 IgG 0.0-0.8 index 23.5h*?

Herpes: If 23.5 is your result that means you were infected in the remote past with oral herpes (now known as herpes type one) 75% of americans have this infection. Most catch this virus from family members. ...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?

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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Hsv 1/11 IgG 0.0-0.8 index, result of 46.4 (a). What does the high number and the 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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HSV 1+2 IgG Serum test result 1.77. Any other test required for more details.

HSV 1+2 IgG Serum test result 1.77. Any other test required for more details.

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

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

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

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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

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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?

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

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I test positive hsv 2 igm, negative igg My partner tested negative both with very low values (his last partner was 5 months, mine was 2 years) I tested 2 months later And i have the same result. Which one is the false result?

You don't have HSV2: The HSV IgM antibody test is highly unreliable. Knowledgeable STD and herpes experts never recommend IgM testing and usually ignore the results IgG antibody is far more accurate. With the same results twice, you can be sure you do not have HSV2. ...Read more

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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