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A 26-year-old female asked:

Is blood pcr test accurate for hsv? i don't have any symptoms nor lesions or blisters on my genitals. i tested <0.9 igg & 1.5+ igm a week ago. help?

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Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
HSV: Pcr would detect the viral level in the blood stream, but you have no symptom, a pcr would not be of any use, antibodies to hsv only mean post expousre to hsv.

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