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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Yes: The details are required for any answer. The culture failed to grow herpes virus. Either it is not herpes or it is but the culture failed. Why the cul ... Read More

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Testing for Herpes: Yes. You can get a herpes test at your physician's office.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kashif Abdullah
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on the test: So we have a couple of tests.One is a polymerase chain reaction test (PCR) for herpes that we get when we scrap the lesion.Another test is a blood tes ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very: A positive HSV I and/or HSV II antibody titer is diagnostic for prior exposure to that specific virus. While nothing is always100% it is unlikely tha ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Herpes : Yes. Of course. Most testing for herpes includes the early antibody igm and the mature antibody, igg. 4.5 months is definitely time enough to get the ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
The PCR blood: test does not require you to have active lesions to diagnose.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: There are various herpes tests, including tests that specifically identify for hsv-1 and hsv-2.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Wait for tests: It can be as short as 1 day or ir the test must be sent out to a lab outside your facility then 2-4 days.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Herpes: 75% of americans have herpes type one. This common infection that causes oral sores in those who have visible disease. The bad news is that one is co ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Can be tested: Both are same genotype , or not , most common source , male infect female in genital herpes , test is not done routinely , will be expensive , no med ... Read More

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