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Herpes test 1 igg antibody ..results 39.9 ! What could this mean? I am very concerned! H erpes 2 igm negative.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Herpes testing

Without knowing why you were tested it is hard to interpret a lab test without clinical context.
90% of people will test positive for a HSV 1 antibody test. This indicates past exposure. Your HSV 1 test indicates a past exposure. A negative HSV 2 Ig M indicates that you have not recently been exposed to HSV 2. This is an odd test to have done but perhaps your doctor had a reason for doing it.

In brief: Herpes testing

Without knowing why you were tested it is hard to interpret a lab test without clinical context.
90% of people will test positive for a HSV 1 antibody test. This indicates past exposure. Your HSV 1 test indicates a past exposure. A negative HSV 2 Ig M indicates that you have not recently been exposed to HSV 2. This is an odd test to have done but perhaps your doctor had a reason for doing it.
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