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Please help me interpret my herpes type I &II test result.
Dec 5, 2012

I just got my blood results back from my hsv1/2 (IgG & IgM) tests and i am very scared. This is what I have..

*Anti-HSV (I)-Igg Ab Positive (1.30) Cut off Value of IgG Ab (I) 0.40

Interpretation : -Negative : Absorbance (patient) < COV-15% COV -Equivocal : COV +15% COV < Absorbance (Patient) > COV -15% -Positive : Absorbance ( patient) >/=COV +15%COV

Note: COV=Cut Off Value

*Anti-HSV (II)-IgG Ab Positive (0.78) Cut Off Value of IgG Ab (II) 0.34

Interpretation : -Negative : Absorbance (patient) < COV-15% COV -Equivocal : COV +15% COV < Absorbance (Patient) > COV -15% -Positive : Absorbance ( patient) >/=COV +15%COV

Note: COV=Cut Off Value

Anti-HSV-IgM Ab. Positive (0.88) Cut Off Value of IgM 0.44 Sample Type : SERUM

Interpretation : -Negative : Absorbance (patient) < COV-15% COV -Equivocal : COV +15% COV < Absorbance (Patient) > COV -15% -Positive : Absorbance ( patient) >/=COV +15%COV

Note: COV=Cut Off Value

--------------End of Report----------------

So please tell me My result is positive OR Negative ????? please ....!

Response from Dr. Young

Hello,

Your tests are positive. This means that you have antibody evidence of both HSV-I and HSV-II infection.

For more information about herpes infections, check out our Fact Sheets from AIDS InfoNet

Hope that helps. BY



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