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Herpes virus blood test 3 months

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
See your doctor: Routine blood tests won't detect herpes. It's not curable; herpes infections persist for life. However, the likelihood of recurrent symptoms is highly ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
41 years experience Pathology
Not usually: On the assumption that you are talking about herpes simplex virus, type i or type ii, then blood tests are rarely done and are almost always negative. ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
2 weeks: 2 weeks is the likely. Of time for to show up in a blood test however you probably have anothrr issue!
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Test specificity: The test can be run to where they can identify the different type of herpes, such as herpes zoster, hsv 1 & 2, varicella, etc.
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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Not 100%: Neither the swab nor the serum antibody assays are altogether reliable. Both must be correlated with the clinical picture and any decision on treatmen ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Probably won't: Here's a heads-up -- I'm sure you're also being checked for syphilis, and a host of diseases -- from Behcet's to extra-gastrointes ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
24 years experience Pediatrics
Many STI's: Herpes tests are very accurate. If you are having other problems, it might make sense for you to see a dr to investigate other causes. Other STI's lik ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Sure: If you just caught it after the last blood test, you would have herpes-1 now, but a negative last blood test. Herpes-1 is commonly found in people by ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Coxsackie: Although your description is difficult to interpret it sounds like you have antibodies to coxsackie virus strains and whether or not this is old depen ... Read More

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