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A 53-year-old male asked:

What are the testing options for herpes 2? i've read about igg and igm, with questions around the reliability of igm antibody testing. how soon can tests be performed? i'm at 32 days post potential exposure, no outbreaks, but wondering if exposed?

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Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Herpes: All these tests are within the 90th percentile in accuracy and can be done probably after 72 hours of exposure. Good Luck

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