) However, the likelihood of
a true positive result rises with increasing numerical values
. Probably only 10-20% of values of
1.2 are truly positive; around 50% of
those at 2.0; and it's only values of
3.5 and higher that are definitely positive.
Here is a thread that explains why there is a difference between the of
f values (according to the test
manufacturer) and the reliable results according to herpes experts: http://www.medhelp.