Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsSTDs · 6 months ago

What does a herpes equivocal result mean? I got a blood test done at my urologist and had a follow up today. Read below for more info?

I came up normal with herpes 1, syphillis and all the other ones you can get tested for in a blood test. However, for herpes 2, genital herpes the result was equivocal. The doctor told me that was the same as a maybe. What does this mean. Is there a good chance I have herpes. Has this ever happened to you. Thank you guys!!!

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  • 6 months ago

    The results of a herpes blood test will generally be reported as positive, negative, or equivocal. A positive result means that IgG was detected, while a negative result means than no IgG was detected. An equivocal test simply means that the results were unclear. Did the doctor suggest you redo the test? If not I would.

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