[Question #6993] Possibility of a false positive?

10 months ago
I have never had symptoms of herpes. I had been sick and also dealing with bacterial vaginoses.  A blood test was given. I was told I was positive for herpes 1 and 2. I have never had symptoms of herpes 1 or 2. I was shocked. I continued to be sick. I had more test done and  tested positive to a current Epstein Barr Virus. My question is... could I have tested  a false positive for herpes 1 and 2  since it was tested while I had active Epstein Barr Virus?  Test was given October 2019
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
10 months ago
What was the index value associated with the positive results of your HSV 1 and 2 antibody tests?

Terri
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10 months ago
Herpes 1   9:33
Herpes 2  2:39
(AB IGH)  (PT SER. QN)
Once again this test was taken while having active EBV  before realizing I had it. Which could have been reactivated.  Was not tested until a couple weeks later showing positive with EBV. 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
10 months ago
This has nothing to do with EBV.  However, your HSV 2 result is in what we call the low positive range and has perhaps a 50-50 chance of being a false positive.  You need a confirmatory test and the best is the western blot, done only through the University of Washington in the US>  You can work with your own provider and UW to get this done or you can work with me at westoverheights.com

Terri
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