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Lab Results
Aug 11, 2010
Recently had blood work done and got tested for all STD's. My doctor called and told me I tested positive for Herpes but never said a type. I've never had a genital outbreak but have had a coldsore before (1-2 times). I had the results mailed to me and this is what it said in the Herpes Test section.

Lab results from Quest Diagnostic:


"This assay is type specific and will differentiate between HSV 1 and HSV 2 infections. A single positive result only indicates previous immunologic exposure and the level of antibody response may not be used to determine active infection or disease stage."

I'm guessing I have HSV 2? What does Type Specific AB mean? And did she only do a HSV 2 Test? Why didn't she test for HSV 1?

Thanks in advance

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