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Trying to figure out this test result.....

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by soxfan, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. soxfan

    soxfan Senior Member

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    I have not spoken with my doctor yet but did look up my blood test results online. I had (once again) another HHV 6 Ab, IgG done through a lab in Utah.
    When I had this test done in November at a local lab my results were 1:164 IgG which I know means past infection.

    The test results I just received were HHV 6 Ab, IgG 21.44 (range 1-1.10) I have no idea how to interpret this. I know I will be hearing from the doctor hopefully this week but can anyone here understand how to read this? I would be very grateful....I did look on the labs site but it didn't say much about how to interpret this. Thanks.......
     
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    Hi Soxfan

    Can't comment on the change in digits, but I understood that IgG indicated past infection. I think the digit range just gives an indication of how recent the past infection was ie: are you just over it and in recovery or was it some time ago.? Though not 100% certain there. All the same that number looks odds .....can you ring the lab?
     
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    soxfan Senior Member

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    I don't even know if I ever had it...I guess I will have to do some more searching and try to find the lab online. I thought the number looked strange too considering the range is totally different. Maybe I should just wait till I hear from the doctor. IgG does indicate past infection and that is about all I know!
     

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