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Can lgv be detected by chamydia cerival smear and by urine test? Is a serum lgv L2 IgG IgA IgM accurate at 8 weeks? All stds were neg still symptoms

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Extremely rare STD

LGV (lymphogranuloma venereum) is very rare, and in recent years in the US almost entirely in gay men.
Few no cases have been reported in women the last 10-20 years. The types of chlamydia that cause it would probably be detected by standard testing, but special testing would have to be done to know it was an LGV strain. However, a negative LGV blood test proves you don't have it.

In brief: Extremely rare STD

LGV (lymphogranuloma venereum) is very rare, and in recent years in the US almost entirely in gay men.
Few no cases have been reported in women the last 10-20 years. The types of chlamydia that cause it would probably be detected by standard testing, but special testing would have to be done to know it was an LGV strain. However, a negative LGV blood test proves you don't have it.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Read again

There is no such antibody as IgV.
As for interpreting the tests, one needs to take the patient's history and findings in context to come to a conclusion. Please discuss this with your GYN. Having said that, an elevated IgM to a specific agent often means a current or very recent exposure.

In brief: Read again

There is no such antibody as IgV.
As for interpreting the tests, one needs to take the patient's history and findings in context to come to a conclusion. Please discuss this with your GYN. Having said that, an elevated IgM to a specific agent often means a current or very recent exposure.
Dr. John Chiu
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Dr. John Chiu
Oh it was LGV and not IgV as stated in the question.
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