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... 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)
... Cultures have a high rate of false negative because of timing issues, or there just wasn't enough virus when swabbed. Insist on a blood test, HerpeSelect is the most common. If it's been years, then the test will be accurate. Skip the older IgM test. ... (5 replies)
... I just want you to know that it is NOT the end of the world even if you do by chance have both types. There are many people out there who are accepting of this virus. ... (7 replies)

... Will the tests show if this is a new infection? ... (9 replies)
... A culture test is a direct test, looking for the actual virus. ... (1 replies)
... weeks to get a positive result. I believe you said that you've been having symptoms for a very long time that you didn't know were herpes symptoms. Joann, I can relate, as can many people on this board. ... (5 replies)
... Ok, I've read from past posts by military people that the military does not test for herpes because it is so wide spread and is basically benign as far as your overall health is concerned. ... (6 replies)
... I'm not a health professional and I don't pretend to understand the IgG or IgM tests completely, but I'll relay what information I was able to collect from various sites. ... (5 replies)
Only me
Apr 20, 2003
... but this can vary considerably with the individual. And regardless, the first year is often the worst because the body is still building up antibodies to fight off OBs. ... (3 replies)
Feb 18, 2003
... SPECIFIC blood test. Western Blot or HerpeSelect are two examples of this, the latter less expensive than the first. ... (3 replies)
... on the wash cloth. Try not to touch the site of infection. If you do, make sure to wash your hands afterwards. Right now, if you do indeed have herpes, your body is trying to build its arsenal of antibodies against the virus, but that can take weeks to months. ... (2 replies)
... lab and find out what blood test you had. The best blood test for herpes is the type specific IgG blood test. ... (5 replies)
Mar 29, 2011
... accurate. The only way it would be wrong is if there was an major lab screw up. ... (3 replies)
Herpes testing
Dec 11, 2008
... lesions present that are 'fresh' a swab of the area can be done and it is cultured. ... (4 replies)
... I think I can shed some light on this discussion. I have talked to several informed doctors and did much research on the topic of blood tests. This is the conclusion I have come to. The blood tests look for antibodies your body produces when it encounters the herpes virus type 1 or 2. ... (20 replies)
Am I really ok?
Sep 7, 2006
... herpes can be tough to deal with emotionally. The first thing that I have to say is that the medical community is SO undeducated about herpes and I have no idea why this is. ... (1 replies)
No friend to tell
Jul 27, 2006
... First, I am sorry that you are dealing with this. Try to take a deep breath and remember he is the same person you were in love with three weeks ago. How was he tested? ... (9 replies)
... Call back to PP and get your numeric values, it sounds like you had the HerpeSelect ELISA test, which is very accurate for most people. You should have a result for both HSV1 and HSV2. ... (4 replies)
... that doesn't say much when you have a sore on your genitals. The new tests are more expensive and not all places know about them. Plus, they're not considered a standard test for STDs, unfortunately. But they are there. Western Blot is the best one, also the most expensive. ... (7 replies)
Is this herpes??
Mar 6, 2006
... Many things look like a herpes outbreak that aren't, and many times people will ignore or assume something that's 'going on' isn't herpes when it actually is. ... (2 replies)

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