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False positive herpes blood test results

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Dr. Saul Weinreb MD

that is why decided to go to Quest and got this result. So if I have herpes type 1 then why did the anti ... applied a lemon oil bases ointment and prior anti fungal. So Can I have a false positive of... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Saul Weinreb ( OBGYN)
Dr. Bharat Chawda MD

I may have had minor case shingles about 20 years ago. If I did, could this result in a herpes test to be positive ? Even if no herpes? Or do the tests Distinguish clearly between the two viruses? I... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Bharat Chawda ( Dermatologist)
Dr. Ronald Schubert MD

I am 67 yrs old and tested positive for herpes . The test was taken after a severe bladder and yeast infection. Could this have anything to do with the results. I have never ever had a symptom ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Ronald Schubert ( General & Family Physician)
Dr. Kakkar S. MD

SIR MY TPHA IS POSITIVE & HERPES HSV IS NOW 20 ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Kakkar S. ( Dermatologist)
Dr. P. T. Patil MD

recent positive herpes 1 n2-small open sores on penis.presribed meds for 5 days-took as prescribed ... condom?to insure test result im gonna retest.-im orther wise healthy ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. P. T. Patil ( Urologist)

Public Forum Discussions

Dr. Ivan Romic MD

well i went into the doctor and asked to have an std screening, which came back pos for herpes .... what is the difference in the two types, and would my use of steriods give a false positive. or have ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Ivan Romic ( General Surgeon)
Dr. Rakhi Tayal MD

: Borderline Positive CMV IGG: Positive CMV IGM: Negative HERPES IGG: Borderline Positive HERPES IGM: Negative ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Rakhi Tayal ( OBGYN)
Dr.  Deepti Verma MD

I had a normal miscariage last august. After all investigations, all reports were normal except my herpes infection was positive. I was asked not to conceive the next three months. Since november I am ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Deepti Verma ( OBGYN)
Dr. Pushpalatha Manjunatha MD

hello doctor.. i have a recent torch test done and it shows that i have positive Rubella IgG and CMV IgG and a positive Herpes IgG. What does that mean and do i need to take any medications for this ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Pushpalatha Manjunatha ( Pathologist and Microbiologist)
Dr. Vandana Khare MD

G) Positive Herpes simplex Virus Type 1ab (IgM) Negative Herpes simplex Virus Type 2ab (IgG) Negative Herpes ... and result was the following: Toxoplasma Antibody Negative Rubella... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Vandana Khare ( Pathologist and Microbiologist)

Mobile Questions and Answers

Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta MD

Hello, False positive results are rare with type specific tests,that is if IGg testing is done and after sufficient time of minimum 12-16 weeks after the last exposure. Thanks

Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta MD

Hello, Yes it is very much possible because testing requires presence of antibodies and it takes several weeks for antibodies to form. If the test is Done during this intervening period called as window period,then you...

Dr.  Aarti Abraham MD

Nothing much. A positive report is pretty much positive.