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Negative IgG test for each HSV 1 and 2, positive for combined 1/2?

I'm starting a new relationship.

Multiple IgG tests have come back saying my partner is negative for HSV 1 (reading 0.13 IV), and HSV 2 (0.06),

And the combined test done twice said 2.01 and 1.70. This didn't make any sense to her doctor, so she switched to another lab.

At the new lab, both 1 and 2 were under the indicator values again. All IgG tests.

Help! What does this mean? What are the odds of a false negative being repeated like that? Is the combined test maybe flagging something unrelated like that she had chickenpox as a kid?
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Were all the tests IgG tests?

It's hard to say, really. The hsv1 IgG tests miss 30% of infections, but there are also false positives on the tests, so really, it's just hard to be able to pinpoint it.

The best way to clear it up is a Western Blot test. If she can get a doctor to order it, her insurance might cover it (if you live in the US and insurance is a concern). If not, you can go through Terri Warren. She's a leading herpes expert who offers the test on her website - https://westoverheights.com/getting-a-herpes-western-blot/

She'll have to self-pay, though, and it's expensive - all told, several hundred dollars.

It would be more likely to be a false negative for hsv1, and a false positive for hsv2. Clear as mud, right?

I wish this was easier.  

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