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Asked by Anonymous in Herpes
Jun 09, 2022
What is the current false positive rate of the HSV 2 IgG blood test with a low positive index?
STDcounselor
Jun 13, 2022
No current false-positive rates specific to a "low positive index" exist. Rates vary by test manufacturer, but up to 19% can be false positive. I put parenthesis around "low positive index" because it is not a technical benchmark within the test. An index above 1.1 is considered positive, with some experts regarding values below 3.5 as "low positive." A confirmatory test, such as the Western Blot, is recommended in those instances. I hope this answer helps.
STDcounselor
Jun 13, 2022
No current false-positive rates specific to a "low positive index" exist. Rates vary by test manufacturer, but up to 19% can be false positive. I put parenthesis around "low positive index" because it is not a technical benchmark within the test. An index above 1.1 is considered positive, with some experts regarding values below 3.5 as "low positive." A confirmatory test, such as the Western Blot, is recommended in those instances. I hope this answer helps.

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