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... I think your doctor is in the dark, and not up to speed with proper herpes testing. ... (22 replies)
IgM Test
Jun 21, 2006
... The IgM antibody is not specific to herpes, it's a general purpose antibody which shows up for many things other than herpes. The Herpes IgG antibody is specific to herpes, if you have this antibody then you have the virus. ... (2 replies)
... It's more like "if the swab culture is positive and the IgG blood test is negative" it usually means that its a recent infection. ... (3 replies)

... I went back to a response I remembered from Over21. Another person was asking about the results of the IgM test and letting it confuse them. This was a really good explanation, so I copied it for you below... ... (8 replies)
... that's proof the infection is recent. ... (3 replies)
... ent ahead with the appointment. The doctor couldn't see much of a rash and thought it had possibly been a yeast infection. But I asked her to do blood tests for herpes and other STDs. ... (8 replies)
... The IgM test won't help you. Remember, IgM isn't type specific, so you'll still not know your hsv2 status. ... (3 replies)
... The IgG type specific test is the only way to go, ask for HerpeSelect by name. The IgM test is worthless for herpes testing, cause the results are unreliable. The IgM test is not type specific, so if it returns positive you'll still not know if it's hsv1 or hsv2. ... (3 replies)
... and told them my situation, they all told me to disregard the IgM test which I tried to do. ... (1 replies)
... I'm surprised that Quest Diagnostics is still offering the IgM test. They made a big announcement about a year ago stating they would no longer be offering the IgM test for Herpes testing in Adults. ... (8 replies)
... I'm surprised that Quest Diagnostics is still offering the IgM test. They made a big announcement about a year ago stating they would no longer be offering the IgM test for Herpes testing in Adults. ... (8 replies)
... The IgM results are useless. ... (8 replies)
... The IgM test is useless. ... (8 replies)
... my IgM came at 1. ... (3 replies)
... etc...I tested negative on everything but the herpes test. I don't know if it was IGG or IGM. I don't fully understand the difference, actually. I'll ask him tommrow when I visit him. ... (22 replies)
... The best test for herpes is a culture test. However, there needs to be something there to swab like a lesion. The culture must be collected within 48 hours. ... (3 replies)
... degrees farenheit that this was a new infection probably between 2 and 21 days old and this was the original outbreak. I thought I would look for people online in herpes forums who could verify this. ... (4 replies)
Good Herpes Tests?
Jul 12, 2006
... In reading the different message boards here's the main theme. Skip the IgM test, it's not worth the money and you'll need to retest anyway with an IgG. ... (3 replies)
... ot a swab on Sunday from a clinic but there was not much there. Swab was negative after they called and said they used the wrong type. Dr. said it sounded like Herpes so gave me Valtrex. ... (6 replies)
... and the Captia EIA. There is also the WesternBlot. Although the WesternBlot is not FDA approved, it's considered the 'Gold Standard', a reference test and how all others test get FDA approval. ... (5 replies)


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