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I had a positive non-typed culture that came back positive, and symptoms. But a negative non typed IGG test. What should I believe?

I had a positive non-typed culture that came back positive, and symptoms. But a negative non typed IGG test. What should I believe?

Herpes?: Many infections behave this way, but I assume you're talking about herpes. Oral or genital? Positive HSV culture is rarely false, but it takes a few weeks for blood (IgG) test to turn positive, so probably a new infection. Insist the lab test the culture for virus type, if they haven't discarded it. Or repeat IgG test in a few weeks; probably it will be positive for HSV1 or HSV2. Good luck. ...Read more

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Anti HSV 1&2 IgG test positive and anti HSV 1& 2 IgM test negative....What does that mean?

Anti HSV 1&2 IgG test positive and anti HSV 1& 2 IgM test negative....What does that mean?

You have Herpes: There should be two results for the igg one for type one and one for type two. But having positive results for herpes for either or both viruses means you have been exposed sometime in the remote past and that the results do not represent a new infection. ...Read more

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Had HSV2 IGG test at 5.00 My HSV2 IGM Negative. How can I have a positive and Negative? Is the 5 a high number? Never had an outbreak. Confused!

Had HSV2 IGG test at 5.00 My HSV2 IGM Negative. How can I have a positive and Negative? Is the 5 a high number? Never had an outbreak. Confused!

Previous infection: The test for herpes simplex virus is done by measuring antibodies (IgM & IgG) in the bloodstream. When the body is first infected by herpes it makes IgM to fight the infection. It then makes IgG to be ready to fight the germ if it attacks again and the IgM mostly goes away. Your tests imply you had herpes in the past but not right now. Mild infections may not be noticed but still show in the test. ...Read more

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The IgG test for HSV-2 was positive for antibodies. My pediatrician said I was exposed. Does this also mean I'm infected, and potentially contagious?

The IgG test for HSV-2 was positive for antibodies. My pediatrician said I was exposed. Does this also mean I'm infected, and potentially contagious?

Incomplete info: HSV 2 can either represent prior exposure to and experience with cold sores or genital herpes. The strain is not specific to one site or the other. You may know if you had signs of either and you could pass the germ during an outbreak with either (and maybe other times too). ...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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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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Cyclic citrullinated peptide ab IgG test result was 6 what does that mean?

Cyclic citrullinated peptide ab IgG test result was 6 what does that mean?

Depends: Different labs have different levels of what "normal" is. In the lab I use, this value of 6 would be normal. ...Read more

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I just had a HSV 2 IgG test at 3.1 months and it was negative. Does that mean I am negative for HSV 2 and do not have it?

I just had a HSV 2 IgG test at 3.1 months and it was negative. Does that mean I am negative for HSV 2 and do not have it?

Likely: Igg is a antibody that typically forms somewhere between 4-6 months following exposure, thus, you may want to consider repeating at 6 months. Did they test for igm as well? Did they perform a culture as well? ...Read more

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I had protected sex with my partner he has herpes no signs nor symptom. I did an IgG test few weeks after tested positive for hsv1&2 how is that?

Herpes: This means in 100% certainty that you were exposed to herpes prior to this exposure from your partner.

Herpes infections do not necessarily have to be on the penis or in the vagina. Thus condoms do not protect against the skin to skin transmission of the herpes virus.

But, to have igg antibodies you have to have been exposed months before at least. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have an index value of 20.9 for a herpes i, ii, and IgG test? Lab results

Old infection: I do not know the reference value of the lab that did the test but I assume this is higher than normal and is interpreted as reactive. It means at one point in your life, you have been exposed to both varieties of hepres -i generally responsible for 'cold sores' and ii, generally responsible for genital lesions. However with diverse sexual practicess, they are becoming more interchangeable. ...Read more

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If you have trace levels of herpes antibodies on a IgG test, what does that mean? Does that mean you're infected with it? Can you transmit it?

If you have trace levels of herpes antibodies on a IgG test, what does that mean? Does that mean you're infected with it? Can you transmit it?

Yes and yes: Igg antibodies are consistent with previous infection. Since your body never 'clears' the herpes virus once infected with it, one you have it, it is always present in your body (regardless of whether or not you have active symptoms.) you can transmit it. You are more likely to do so when you have an outbreak, but you are capable of transmitting even without active symptoms. ...Read more

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I got a 1.07 for a HSV 2 IgG test. I was positive for HSV 1. What should I do next? Do I have herpes?

I got a 1.07 for a HSV 2 IgG test. I was positive for HSV 1. What should I do next? Do I have herpes?

Reference range: Is the value 1.07 higher than the normal range for the lab that did the test? If yes, you are infected with HSV 2. Herpes viruses, both HSV 1 and 2, live in the nerve endings forever and a person can pass it on to others even if there are no visible lesions. You may wish to consult an infectious disease specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How long before having sex with an herpes infected partner can an IgG test come positive? 2 weeks or a month? Or more than a month

How long before having sex with an herpes infected partner can an IgG test come positive? 2 weeks or a month? Or more than a month

Asymptomatic Shed: The herpes virus can occasionally be spread when there are no symptoms due to a phenomena known as viral shedding.
It is possible for a person to carry the herpes virus without knowing that they have it, in fact, up to 80% of people who are infected with hsv-2 show no signs of the infection. So it is possible for a person to unwittingly transmit the infection to their partner. ...Read more

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Will past chicken pox cause positive IgG test?

Will past chicken pox cause positive IgG test?

? Igg for Cpx?: A past chickenpox infection should be evident if a sample is testes for chickenpox igg. As it becomes less common, a positive igg study is likely to be the new standard for proving you had it or got the vaccine and may be required for college entry, work, or other reasons. ...Read more

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How long will a rubella IgM test stay positive for? I have an immunity according to the IgG test. However im pregnant and the IgM test was positive.

6 weeks: Presence of rubella-specific igm antibody indicates recent infection, however, false-positive results do occur. Follow-up igg titer in 2-3 weeks will be of help in confirmation of diagnosis. ...Read more

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I got a mold IgG test done, and many species of mold came back high, up to 47 (ref range 0-1.9). Does this imply I have a fungal infection with all of the molds with positive IgG?

I got a mold IgG test done, and many species of mold came back high, up to 47 (ref range 0-1.9). Does this imply I have a fungal infection with all of the molds with positive IgG?

Allergies.: This would not suggest that you have an active fungal infection. More realistically, it would suggest the fungi/molds to which you would have an allergic reaction - cough, stuffy nose, etc - if exposed. Environmental molds are very common, being found behind walls and within forced hot air ducts, and are a common source of allergic symptoms. ...Read more