IgM blood test for herpes. Just say no.

Just in time for me to start blogging here, one of my favorite doctor-bloggers posts about herpes! It’s a brief but informative discussion of why the herpes IgM test is a meaningless test, and you shouldn’t get it. She also links to previous herpes posts, which you should check out if you still have herpes questions or if you want to hear the info from an actual doctor.

One thought on “IgM blood test for herpes. Just say no.

  1. i have tested postive for type 1 and negative for type two via an igg blood test. i have tested positive via a igm non-type specific blood test. reading your post, i relied on the igg test, and assumed i am pos for type 1 and negative for type 2.

    I went to see my doctor today and she told me that I was also given an lgm type specific test and tested positive for both 1 and 2.

    please tell me your thoughts on this diagnosis.

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