A 35-year-old male asked:
when it comes to herpes do you trust symptoms or blood test?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Accuracy: I hope I am understanding you correctly.
Always do a blood test to check for herpes virus.
Many people have the virus but may not show any symptoms or it might go unnoticed.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
What is the likelihood of a false negative herpes type specific blood test with background of lupus (sle)?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
About 0% to 9%: Quest diagnostics' website states that their herpes type-specific IgG antibody test is 91-100% sensitive, so there are a few false negative results. A repeat test can be done 4-6 weeks later, if worried about a false negative. Lupus should not affect the result, but if a person is on strong immuno-suppressive therapy, his antibody production may be blocked, which may make test results unreliable.
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A 18-year-old member asked:
How long would it take herpes to show up on a blood test?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
General Practice 31 years experience
<2 weeks: It usually take1-2 weeks for a healthy immune system to produce IgM anti-bodies to a viral infection. There are 2 types of herpes simplex 1 and 2, so both tests are available. If a patient has IgG herpes antibodies then the patient has already been exposed 'some time ago.' hope that helps.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Is blood test is the only way you can find out if you have herpes?
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General Practice 28 years experience
Herpes: Blood testing is most accurate way to learn if one has been exposed to herpes. Yes.
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A 18-year-old female asked about a 19-year-old male:
How soon can herpes show up on a blood test?
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Specializes in Dermatology
1 week: There are two different antibodies that would be associated with a herpes infection. Igm would go up in the first few weeks. Then the igm would fall and igg
would start going up after about a month and it usually stays up. Just have to do the right test at the right time.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Can a blood test detect herpes?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 30 years experience
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