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Interpreting my HSV-1 result

I have a recent blood test for HSV-1. The test says
HSV Type 1-Specific Ab, IgG with Result > 62.20

What does that mean? I think I have a blister/cold sores once 3 months ago but really doubt that HSV-1 so I had this blood test. Do I need to be worried?
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It means that you definitely have hsv1. Statistically, it's an oral infection unless you have ever had genital symptoms.

Since you think you had cold sores a few months ago, it seems logical that this is an oral infection.

We don't know how long ago you were infected. Many people are infected as kids by well meaning adults who kiss us, and most people never get any symptoms.

About half the adult population has oral hsv1.

Here's some good info on oral herpes - http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/stdsstis/herpes/oral-herpes/

I'm not sure what you meant by "worried", but if you have specific questions, let me know.
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