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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: These serologies aren't altogether sensitive or specific. They're meaningful only with a clinical history.

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Terminology: STD stands of sexually transmitted disease. Heroes is one of the STDs. Herpes can be diagnosed with a blood test for antibodies to the virus. Examinat ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Eitner
34 years experience Family Medicine
Prob. True Positive: Herpes type 1 is the herpes virus commonly associated with the mouth (cold sores). It can be positive without any other tests being positive. Many p ... Read More
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Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
True positive, but: As pointed out, many adults are positive for Herpes simplex type 1 by adolescence. New IgG antibodies usually ae being produced by day 10 after exposu ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
58 years experience Pathology
See below: You have caught both herpes and syphilis. The culture is definitive and herpes is typically not in blood.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: No diagnostic test is perfect, but the test of std diseases are very good, rarely you get either false poivtive or flase negative. It depends not onl ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes and hurry: If you want them to check for HSV, your doctor will have to call the lab. Most labs need a doctor's order to perform a test. After the requisition h ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Witten
27 years experience Urology
Herpes blood test: Having a negative test for herpes should be clarified. There are different tests for hsv i and hsv ii. Having a "negative test " may mea ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Correlate: A pathologist's perspective: herpes simplex 1 generally affects the lips and mouth and most people are positive, simplex 2 the genitals, there's varia ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Why?: It's easy to get a herpes blood test--your doctor has just checks the hsv-2 igg box on the order form. There's no need to see an infectious disease d ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: Blood tests for STDs done 12 weeks after exposure should be sufficient to assure no infection. But still remember: Life is a constantly changing and a ... Read More
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