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I have gone through the lab report - let me assure you all the results are negative.
Let me explain the results here ;
Let's take the example of HSV - 1. Your test result shows <0.91 (That means your test result was 0.90 or less )
Any values less than 0.91 is negative. (That is 0.0-0.90) A specific value is not give because of 2 reasons (1) It simply does not make sense to do a quantitative analysis when the test is already negative. For example 0.1 and 0.5 has no significance and it DOES NOT say 0.5 values has a higher risk or anything. (2) You levels could be undetectable beyond the threshold of the machine.
Now why less than (0.91), when the reference range is given as 0.90. This is just a technical confusion. <0.91 does not include a value of "0.91". Had 0.91 was included it should be less than or equal to 0.91. That is why equivocal result is 0.91 to 1.09 . ( Simple technicality with regard to "<" sign and
All your tests are negative. You do not need re testing. Theoretically HIV test has to be rested at 16/18 weeks but in your case it is not really necessary.
Hope this helps
Feel free to ask for clarifications.
Patient replied :
Thank you, that helps tremendously. Can I be confident that I waited long enough for the HSV testing? I've read that the window period for antibodies to show up can be anywhere from 2-16 weeks. Is 9 weeks long enough for most people to have shown the antibodies by now?
Yes 9 weeks is a reasonably good time period for HSV antibody detection. Moreover you did not have any outbreak or symptoms. So no reason to worry. Thank you