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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
41 years experience Dermatology
Hard to say: Yes it is possible this was herpes. I would wait to see if it happens again and then see a doctor. Herpes looks like a group of small blisters in one ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Accurate if positive: If a lesions test positive for herpes by culture, it is herpes. Inability to culture the virus does not exclude herpes.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: Testing in general is accurate, however there are always chances of false negative testing. This can vary from test to test, but generally describes ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends on symptoms: It is possible to have herpes (genital, oral, or shingles) and still have a negative culture or PCR test for the virus, especially if the outbreak is ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Culture of clinical materials for the presence of this organism are very accurate.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Very, other tests.: I don't know what your history is but if you had/have a herpes infection, you likely would have noticed skin lesions that could be irritating at some ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Culture: Finds the virus itself rather than antibodies. The test is more specific, but some folks may harbor the virus without it being culturable.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lang
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A test for the virus: A herpes culture is a test performed in a microbiology or virology lab, where they use a swab from a suspicious area and try to "grow out" the herpes ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Culturing: No. Not in any way. Culture for syphilis is not the way this is diagnosed. And a culture for herpes is notoriously inaccurate. Both of these tests are ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Probably borderline.: Culture results are usually positive in 48-96 hrs.. Elisa and PCR are just as sensitive or more than culture. Seroconversion can document primary i ... Read More

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