HSV-2 blood test NEG at 12 weeks?? – STDs

A. I’m wondering Oceanus…if the fact that you keep having constant symptoms(or maybe one OB after another?) of herpes if your body isn’t making antibodies like it should be. Detection of IgG-class antibodies to herpes simplex virus (HSV) should not be used routinely as the primary means of diagnosing HSV infection. IgG antibodies on the other hand are type specific. You can get tested at most clinics for HSV by blood test if you pay out of pocket. How long until I start to build up Igg levels, and will I actually build up Igg levels? Having a blood test IGG 8 weeks after exposure came out negative.

Populations appropriate for type-specific serologic testing for HSV include people with an uncertain clinical diagnosis, high-risk patients, partners of an HSV-infected individual, HIV-infected individuals and pregnant women. So I’ve read if IgM is postive and IgG is negative it might mean recent exposure to the virus; thats what I’m worried about. She had a negative herpes test in September 2010. ACCURATE, if taken no earlier than 12-16 weeks after your exposure to the virus. During the acute stage, the level of the virus is very high. Bob, First of all, after reading through your site, I am so taken back by all the great things that are. It’s unique question and answer format covers all vital aspects of herpes in an easy-to-read and understand text.

30. Type-specific IGG Herpselect is a Quest Diagnostics lab test and generally considered a good test. Is the 3-4 month waiting period still accurate, or are you seeing more cases that take longer to seroconvert even without antiviral therapy? He has already made an appt to be testing. Milk Blister on Nipple or Areola Milk Bleb Causes, Treatment when Breastfeeding. Hi, I am currently experiencing what I think is to be genital herpes type 2. You also would not have contracted HSV from the encounter 6 months ago, since the IgG tests are negative.

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. I would like to arrange for a refund of your money for this question. Additionally I had night chills andflu like symptoms. Yeah planned parenthood is like this test somewhat reliable but in my case they are only good to pick up birth contorl! Patients with negative Paul-Bunnell or Monospot reactions for six weeks and those with a negative EBV-specific test result, should be tested for the causes of heterophile-negative IM. Herpes blood tests take a very different approach. Blood tests look for antibodies to the herpes virus.

If you get a herpes blood test done before that, the results may come out negative despite you having herpes. BTW, I don’t think it matters, but I’m a male. These newer tests detect IgG antibodies directed against the cell wall protein specific for HSV-1 or HSV-2. I was diagnosed with HSV2 in 2008 and since then I have NEVER come up with a positive specific IGg test. There is a paucity of community-based data, except for information obtained from high risk groups such as commercial sex workers, truck drivers, hotel workers and drug abusers. Relax anon, relax. As part of the work up, blood tests for herpes may be ordered and, if negative, repeated in 4-6 months.

Your body makes antibodies to fight the disease. Also, if you have a doctor and you have health insurance, why would you want to pay for a private testing lab? 2) Blood tests take 3-6 months to turn positive after exposure because it takes 3-6 months for your body to make IgG antibodies in response to an infection. Despite cheaper costs, some students still may be hesitant to get tested at Watkins out of fear of embarrassment. The FDA announcement coincided with a legislative one here in Arizona that now allows consumers to buy blood tests directly without a doctor’s order. Nearly 3/4 of the population carries (and is at times contagious for) at least one Herpes Simplex Virus. 1.

Herpes is a virus that causes cold sores (in the case of HSV I) and genital herpes (mostly in the case of HSV II). You have a good point and I was think about this after I had posted to you yesterday. 2) Blood tests take 3-6 months to turn positive after exposure because it takes 3-6 months for your body to make IgG antibodies in response to an infection. Yeah but you know they don’t usually test for herpes right? Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) – this test the genetic material of the bacteria when present in a sample so that it can be detected. What does it mean if I was told that my Herpes titer was low and indicates prior infection.

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