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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)
... It's not uncommon for Herpes tests take two weeks to get results. ... (7 replies)
Herpes immunity
Dec 17, 2009
... From what you posted on the IgG she is positive for both hsv1 and 2. You are positive for hsv2. IGNORE the IgM test which is unrealiable, worthless for herpes testing and a plain waste of money and lab time. ... (4 replies)

Dec 18, 2006
... Can anybody tell me why the IGM test is 'worthless' for herpes? ... (1 replies)
... II is a low positive, and means you could have either HSV1 or HSV2 or both. This combo test is a worthless test because it doesn't tell you what you actually have. And I would never trust a low positive of 1.7. ... (22 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)
... I think your doctor is in the dark, and not up to speed with proper herpes testing. ... (22 replies)
... A "type specific IgG antibodies herpes blood test for both HSV1 and HSV2" will tell you 'specifically' which type you have. But not WHERE it is on your body. ... (5 replies)
We just found out
Apr 22, 2006
... Lets wait till the blood test results come back to confirm she indeed has hsv2. Knowing her complete hsv status is important. Read up on Terri Warren's Herpes HandBook, it's a great source for learning about this very common virus. ... (8 replies)
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... ver should have been ordered. You should scold your doctor and refuse to pay for it. The IgG type specific test such as HerpeSelect is the recommended test for herpes by the Center for Disease Control. The IgM test is unrealiable, cross reactive and worthless for modern day herpes testing! ... (5 replies)
... Above all, a positive IgM test does not mean a recent infection. A positive IgM test means nothing, and so does a negative IgM test. It's a worthless test. ... (3 replies)
... Nothing is obvious in the Herpes world. Never trust a visual diagnosis as proof that you have or do not have Herpes. ... (4 replies)
IgM vs igS ??
Aug 6, 2010
... i keep hearing conflicting info over these tests. i had an igM for both oral and genital. ... (3 replies)
Help me please
Dec 31, 2006
... If you read up on IgM Herpes testing, you'll learn your doctor never should have order the IgM test. The results are worthless. A positive result doesn't mean you do have the virus and a negative result doesn't mean you don't. ... (2 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)
... misinformed. And do not waste your time and money on the older IgM test, they're worthless for herpes testing. ... (2 replies)
... There is no cure for hsv1 or hsv2. There are treatment to reduce outbreaks and transmission to others. Coming in contact with someone who has herpes doesn't mean you'll catch it. If that was the case, everyone on the planet would be positive for both types, and this message board wouldn't need to exist. ... (6 replies)
... the IgM test is worthless.. .the one that you should have had done was IgG herpes type specific.. ... (3 replies)
... think of it as a second opinion. Skip the older IgM test, they're worthless for Herpes diagnosis and can't tell you if the infection is recent or not. ... (4 replies)

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