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Herpes blood test

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
2 weeks: would likely show acute or previous infection, repeating at 12 weeks to be sure.

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
2-3 weeks: The serologic tests are still not altogether reliable. Most folks with antibodies against herpes 2 do have genital herpes. Many people with antibodie ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Why?: Labs for herpes i and herpes ii antibodies are far from completely sensitive or specific. If you have no symptoms, you're not going to do anything dif ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hermilando Payen
56 years experience Pathology
Acuity or Chronicity: This igg protein is a response by your immune system to the disease and its value would indicate acuity or chronicity of the disease based on the refe ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Culture for Dx: A culture determines where a specific lesion is caused by herpes, whereas a blood test determines only whether you've ever been exposed to herpes. To ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Coleman
25 years experience General Practice
Immune system : Immune system is keeping the virus non expressive (dormant).
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: There is no relationship between the two.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: You need to see a doctor. Have no idea without seeing these outbreaks what they may be.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: The blood tests for both type i and type ii are only intended to support a clinical diagnosis and are not all that sensitive or specific.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Westford
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Infrequently, yes: Yes, antibodies may disappear with time, if the person has infrequent recurrences of herpes. Typically, negative results for either type 1 or type 2 ... Read More
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