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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

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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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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Neg herpes test 4months post exposure. What is the chance it would be neg due to IgG levels being low if I was having a recurrence?

Neg herpes test 4months post exposure. What is the chance it would be neg due to IgG levels being low if I was having a recurrence?

No: Do you mean your total igg level being low or just to the hsv? If total igg is normal, then a low anti-hsv igg likely means that you have had no recent exposure. ...Read more

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My test is positive for herpes 1 and negative for herpes 2 (all igg) but also positive IgM herpes too. Would you say I have type 1 or 2?

My test is positive for herpes 1 and negative for herpes 2 (all igg) but also positive IgM herpes too. Would you say I have type 1 or 2?

Both 1 and 2: Sounds like you have an acute infection with herpes 2. Igm indicated acute infection. The igg will become positive with time. A positive igg for herpes 1 indicates prior exposure to herpes 1. ...Read more

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I had an igg herpes test at 10 1/2 weeks and was negative doctor said see u next year is this accurate or should take another?

I had an igg herpes test at 10 1/2 weeks and was negative doctor said see u next year is this accurate or should take another?

Not needed: I presume you don't have any herpetic lesion and thus there is no reason to get another test. However if you have a persistent rash with a negative herpes blood test (Herpes II), then a dermatology consult is in order. ...Read more

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Does a negative IgM test for herpes mean I don't have herpes. I performed the test after 2 months of exposure both negative for IgM and igg.

Does a negative IgM test for herpes mean I don't have herpes. I performed the test after 2 months of exposure both negative for IgM and igg.

Yes: If you mean Herpes Simplex II, the answer is yes. It is unusual for anyone to be negative to HSVI, and if the tests for HSVI are negative, I would want to repeat them although I see little justification for getting HSV1 tested. ...Read more

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Why does the IgG and I believe the IgM test for herpes say <.91 and that is negative? I thought if it was negative, there wouldn't be a number at all.

There is no number: You do not have any number. You have a symbol that says you have "less than". Less than this test's cutoff test "standard' means NEGATIVE. Why are you being argumentative? You do not have Herpes. You are negative. ...Read more

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Do I infect other if I tested for herpes blood test IgG positive 158 and IgM negative 0.08? And what negative IgG means? Thank you

Do I infect other if I tested for herpes blood test IgG positive 158 and IgM negative 0.08? And what negative IgG means? Thank you

Immunoglobulins: Igg means you have been exposed. Igm means recent infection. Herpes is a difficult virus because you can spread it with out having symptoms. ...Read more

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I had herpes blood test 1&2 IgG positive 158 IgM negative 0.08 they told me I don't have herpes are they correct? I'm so confused please help me

Yes: They are correct. Igm tells us if you have an acute or active infection. This was negative, so you do not. The igg tells us you have previously been exposed or infected. This was positive, so you have. ...Read more

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Neg. Igm for herpes 1and 2. Positive IgG for herpes 1 and neg.2. I have blisters but culture came back neg. Who do I believe? What is a good test

Neg. Igm for herpes 1and 2. Positive IgG for herpes 1 and neg.2. I have blisters but culture came back neg. Who do I believe? What is a good test

No acute infection!: Good morning,
negative igm and negative culture suggest that there is no acute infection. Positive igg shows that you have had past infection. Both tests agree in your case. There is another test polymerase chain reaction (pcr) which has been widely used recently. Tzanck smear shows the presence of herpes virus also. Rarely, more than one test is ordered by your physician - it could be expensive. ...Read more

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Blood test results say herpes ab type 1 iGg: 0.10 and herpes type 2 igg: 0.23 if I'm negative why aren't the numbers 0 why are they 0.10 and 0.23?

Blood test results say herpes ab type 1 iGg: 0.10 and herpes type 2 igg: 0.23 if I'm negative why aren't the numbers 0 why are they 0.10 and 0.23?

Normal range: Our immune system is working all the time and making Igs (immunoglobulins) some of which cross react with many antigens including some Herpes molecules used in the test itself: that is the normal baseline or reference range ...Read more

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Is the herpeselect IGG blood test conclusive after 3 months of sexual encounter? Is a negative blood test reliable? Should another blood test be taken at 6 months post encounter to be extra sure? I tested negative for both types of herpes at 3 months.

Is the herpeselect IGG blood test conclusive after 3 months of sexual encounter? Is a negative blood test reliable? Should another blood test be taken at 6 months post encounter to be extra sure? I tested negative for both types of herpes at 3 months.

If you were: Tested because of suspicious lesions you should have a follow up test. If your sexual partner is positive for HSV you are at risk of contracting the virus with each encounter. Many partners go years without becoming positve. Antiviral medication prophylaxis for the infected partner reduces the negative partners risk but not to zero. Condoms also reduce risk. Be healthy- your immune system is impt. ...Read more

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Can IgM test be inaccurate & give false results especially when I tested negative for IgG herpes? What's the best test for hsv? Help please please

HSV: Hsv is often a clinical diagnosis. Igm is the antibody produced earliest in a viral infection so if this was positive, then it means an acute infection. Igg is produced later in the infection and/or after infection has cleared. Igg will probably turn positive at a later time, but treating the hsv with an oral anti-viral is most important, not the igm/igg results. ...Read more

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What are the chances of testing false negative in an IgG test for HSV 1 & 2 after few days of having a herpes-like outbreak down there? I tested (-)

What are the chances of testing false negative in an IgG test for HSV 1 & 2 after few days of having a herpes-like outbreak down there? I tested (-)

Herpes Testing: It takes several weeks if not months to develop a good igg antibody response. There is zero likelihood to pick up an acute new infection by blood this soon. There is viral culturing of new herpes lesions but this is very difficult to get an accurate sample from the skin. ...Read more

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Chances of having a false positive herpes type 1 blood test? 9.1 igg. While other STDs remain negative 0.0 igg. Had my test 2 weeks later after exposure.

Chances of having a false positive herpes type 1 blood test? 9.1 igg. While other STDs remain negative 0.0 igg. Had my test 2 weeks later after exposure.

True positive, but: As pointed out, many adults are positive for Herpes simplex type 1 by adolescence. New IgG antibodies usually ae being produced by day 10 after exposure, may not be detectable until 3 weeks, occasionally later. Particularly diseases such as syphilis and HIV may not be positive at 2 weeks. You should be retested at 4 weeks. HIV ...Read more

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I've had tiny white pimples that scab over in a couple days appearing in the last 3 weeks. My igg blood test came back negative is it herpes? Hey took a culture but haven't heard back yet. I've been with the same partner in the last year and was tested 3

I've had tiny white pimples that scab over in a couple days appearing in the last 3 weeks. My igg blood test came back negative is it herpes? Hey took a culture but haven't heard back yet. I've been with the same partner in the last year and was tested 3

More info needed: It takes several weeks for the blood test (IgG) to turn positive; that negative test was too soon to rule out a new infection. There's not enough detail about your symptoms for me to judge. Exactly where are they? Are there blisters, redness, soreness? Tender swelling in the groin? Fever? But if your doctor is knowledgeable about herpes and recommended culture, then herpes seems likely. ...Read more

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I have had random lip burning for 3 mths. HSV IgG test was neg after 5 weeks from possible exposure. Now have chapped lips with a white spot. Herpes?

May be: HSV IGG is not 100%. Your symptoms are vague and may not be indicative of HSV. If you ever had a fluid filled blister on your lip and if it is recurring then you may have HSV. Culturing such a lesion is a better test than the IGG. Chapped lips or white spots are probably not HSV. However if you've had unprotected sex in the past few months and have symptoms indicative of HSV you may need retesting ...Read more

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Is there a test for genital herpes? Or only visual? I did blood test and got igg+ and igm-for herpes 1and all negative for 2

Is there a test for genital herpes? Or only visual? I did blood test and got igg+ and igm-for herpes 1and all negative for 2

Herpes one and two: You tested negative for genital herpes (herpes Type Two). Thus I do not understand your question. Yes there is a test. You have had the test. And, the test is negative. ...Read more

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My gf had a cold sore on her lips and all the time I was kissing her when I made a herpes blood test it came out IgG postive IgM negative?

My gf had a cold sore on her lips and all the time I was kissing her when I made a herpes blood test it came out IgG postive IgM negative?

Not to worry: Cold sores are caused by herpes virus but the majority of people in the us have been infected & many never get cold sores (even though once you get it it stays in your body). Your test shows you were got herpes long ago but have no sign of recent exposure. You can't catch it from your girlfriend because you already have it. However, she could spread it to your genital region so take precautions! ...Read more

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Is a culture test more accurate then a igg herpes test or should I do both?

Is a culture test more accurate then a igg herpes test or should I do both?

Herpes: No; Cell culture or PCR test may give a false-negative result if the sores have begun healing or if you are recently infected. It takes several weeks for HSV antibodies to show up in the blood. PCR and cell culture tests show that you have been exposed to the virus at some point. Your doctor may choose to do both or neither based on the physical examination. ...Read more

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Would an IgG test be positive if I had herpes?

Yes: Yes, the hsv igg should be positive, unless you only became infected very recently. ...Read more

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Is an IgG herpes test conclusive after 13 weeks?

Is an IgG herpes test conclusive after 13 weeks?

Usually yes: Once in a while it takes up to 4 months for the HSV IgG test to become positive. If you had typical herpes symptoms, another test might be a good idea. But if you had no symptoms and you were just looking for reassuance after a high risk exposure, I would recommend against any further testing. ...Read more

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I tested positive for herpes II IgG on june, I got tested again in august and it came back negative, am I positive or negative? No symptoms here.

Herpes Two: The right answer, and I am sorry if your doctor did not offer this, is to have a 'western blot' test for herpes. I often send for a 'confirmatory' western blot test when the antibody titers are very close to 'negative' on herpes type two screening tests. ...Read more

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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

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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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What does IgG value of 30 in herpes blood test signify?

Acuity or Chronicity: This igg protein is a response by your immune system to the disease and its value would indicate acuity or chronicity of the disease based on the reference values given by the particular laboratory that performed the test. ...Read more

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Results for herpes IgG 1 blood test = 1.95 h (<0.91). What does this mean?

Results for herpes IgG 1 blood test = 1.95 h (<0.91). What does this mean?

Antibodies: A positive herpes igg means you have antibodies to the herpes virus. If you test positive for igg and negative for igm, your herpes infection is probably not recent - i.e. From the past 2 months. The test is not always accurate; if you have never had a herpes infection it could be a false positive, and you should have it repeated. ...Read more

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How long does an IgG blood test take to turn positive for herpes after a possible exposure?

Antibody Aging: It can take six to twenty four weeks. There is an early antibody that can be tested as well and that is an igm antibody. ...Read more

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Are IgG blood tests accurate for herpes? If they are and it's not herpes my bf and I had than what could it of been?

Herpes Testing: Igg testing is the common way viral infections are tested for. These tests are in general very accurate, except early in an infection. A mature (ogg) antibody can take three to six months to reach maturity.

Without seeing or knowing more about what 'you and your boyfriend' had I cannot answer the second part of your question. ...Read more