What you need to know about blood testing before you have it:. (the mecca of herpes research) also offers a Western Blot test for herpes antibodies. So Dr Gunter if it takes like 6 months for the igg to develop then we have to think of our sex partners before that? Because all my results for years have been negative and I have an affair just about 1 month ago and now I got a positive test for hsv2 is that possible?. I came back positive for HSV-1 (HerpeSelect type-selective test), first value was a 5, second value a month later was a 7. HSV 2 Herpeselect & Western Blot Conflicting Results This topic contains 4 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Terri Warren 8 months, 2 weeks ago. I first want to thank you for all of the help you give on here as it really means a lot. Both said it did not look like herpes, but gave me the full panel STD blood work. I accepted it for what it was and for a few weeks I tried to get on with my life as normal (as possible). Herpes Blood Tests, Western Blot Test. Or they may not want to test you for herpes because your health insurance plan recommends against it. HerpeSelect HSV-2 ELISA: 3640x.
What you should realize is that MOST DOCTORS ARE NOT AWARE OF THIS FACT. So, how do you get the Western Blot HSV-2 Igg test nowadays? I also am in western washington – can you please tell me what small lab you used; or at least post the city it is in? grateful, s. To my shock, the Herpeselect Igg test came back as negative for HSV1 and positive for HSV 2 with a 1. 9 or whatever they are if you want more help with your test results. Yeah planned parenthood is like this test somewhat reliable but in my case they are only good to pick up birth contorl! because you have hsv1 from what i was reading could show a false positive for hsv2(even possibley make your hsv2 number higher). Also just as a fyi – the herpeselect blood test has been on the market for over 10 years now. So unless you specifically ask your doctor to give you a blood test for herpes, it is unlikely that you or your friends or partners have ever been tested for herpes. Tests from Trinity Biotech USA, HerpeSelect 1&2 Differentiation Immunoblot from Focus Diagnostics, and the Western Blot Test from University of Washington, considered to be the gold standard for all herpes blood tests. Unfortunately, not all public health clinics do type-specific herpes blood tests, so you might want to call first before making the trip. In some areas, like San Francisco, Planned Parenthood, the cost is for a herpes blood test is 55 as of December 2011.
Herpes Test Test for herpes diagnosis with a herpes culture test, antibody test, antigen test, POC, POCKit, HerpeSelect, Western Blot. Virus specimens, grown under controlled conditions and allowed to multiply, are seen under a microscope, so you need a sample from an active lesion. if the sores have begun healing, cell culture or PCR tests may give a false-negative result. Some blood tests can tell the difference between HSV-1 and HSV-2. While that may seem like a simple concept, it can be more difficult than it appears. If you have a positive test with a PCR or a culture, you really don’t need serology. Index values are really only to tell whether you have detectable antibody or you don’t have detectable antibody. Does testing positive for herpes mean you will inevitably have outbreaks? I have had a positive blood test for HSV-2, do not take any suppressive medications and do not have any outbreaks. Like all tests, the type-specific tests are not perfect. (Other forms are the HerpesSelect Immunoblot and the HerpesSelect Express.) That is, some people who have a positive test result for the virus are not actually infected.
False Positive HSV-2 Igg Test And Western Blot
The other HerpeSelect test is an immunoblot that includes both gG1 and gG2. So, if you have an ulcer or lesion, always insist on lab testing in addition to an exam. Therefore, all negative cultures should be followed up with a blood test 3-4 months after possible exposure to see if the person really does have herpes. The PCR swab test is obtained just like the viral culture, then using specialized laboratory techniques; the sample is amplified many times. Therefore, a positive antibody test means that a person definitely has herpes. HerpeSelect. If you both have the same type, there is no need for medication to reduce transmission, as you are both infected with the same. And if the Western Blot Type test reports back value? Tests like HerpeSelect IgG have index values, and so long as you are a high positive, it is unlikely to be false. In the absence of symptoms only the blood test confirmed HSV and their values. Perhaps you should consult a doctor who specializes in Lyme and other Tick-Borne Diseases. The next time somebody tells you that they have been tested you might want to think twice about that because herpes is not included in the routine std testing process! When you love someone it’s ok to make a date to go and get tested together. HerpeSelect (ELISA and Immunoblot Kits): Manufactured by Focus Diagnostics, Inc. The Herpes Specific Western Blot test is a blood test that is used for herpes research at the University of Washington in Washington State. How long do I have to wait before a herpes blood test is effective? Even then, you might want to consider getting retested after six months.
I really feel like I just need peace of mind at this point. Type-specific IGG Herpselect is a Quest Diagnostics lab test and generally considered a good test. Yes, if you can get the Western Blot done, that test will come closer to putting this question of low positives to rest for you. You can even have herpes simplex virus (HSV) without symptoms! Who should test for herpes?If you have any of the above symptoms after sexual contact with a partner you should test for herpes. Myths and Facts about Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Types 1 and 2 There is NO significant difference between HSV1 and HSV2 other than the fact that labs can now more easily distinguish between the two types with tests like the HerpeSelect antibody blood test and the even more selective Herpes Western Blot test. Certain types of blood tests, like the older ELISA, will detect herpes, but it can& 146;t distinguish between the two types of herpes simplex (HSV-1 & HSV-2). I know herpes is not the end of the world, but it does put you through mental obstacles that I still to this day can’t seem to get past. So I started doing research, there was no way that HerpeSelect test is completely accurate. I went to Quest diagnostic and I got my blood drawn and I waited a week to call my dermatologist. They should get a confirmatory test like the Western Blot.
I test Negative via blood test (type unknown) for both HSV1 and HSV2. So anyway, your 2.61 on the Herpeselect test may well have been a false positive result. Western Blot is said to be the best test to get when you have a low positive on igg test, however, if you are having symptoms, the way to know for sure is to have a culture done as soon as symptoms begin. They looked at the red area and said it didn’t look like herpes.