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Can You Get A Blood Test For Herpes
Can you get a false positive herpes test if it's by swob? Should you get a blood test to know for a fact? And can folliculitis be mistaken for herpes?
False pos very rare: False positive tests for herpes simplex virus (HSV) (culture or PCR) are extremely rare and you probably don't need a blood test. However, a blood test still may be useful, e.g. to help tell new herpes from a recurrent outbreak, or if for some reason the virus type (HSV1 or 2) wasn't determined from the swab test. Folliculitis and herpes can be confused, but rarely by an experienced clinician. ...Read more
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
How can I get a blood test for herpes virus if i had chickenpox vaccine as a child. Wouldn't it come out positive?
No: Different tests.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can a blood test for herpes be done within the first few days after exposure? Are there enough antibodies to get a positive result?
I get a tiny cut on my perineum semi often. Blood test for herpes negative. No itching, stings faintly if I keep touching it. No sex for a long time. ?
I had a blood test and the diagnose me and said i was exposed to herpes but my partern don't have it and i think i don't had patern of it should I get?
Elusive germ: The blood test is a specific indicator that you have developed antibodies to a specific germ. Herpes can go into hibernation and not be evident to those who do not have outbreaks. There is also some crossover in the strain of herpes that causes cold sores with the one that causes genital disease. Please discuss your concerns with your doc. If not having outbreaks, i would be aware but not worry. ...Read more
Usually: 4-6 weeks post exposure is usually the amount of time considered necessary for a igg blood test to be appropriate. ...Read more
How could i get tested for genital herpes and herpes isn't there a blood test and if so is it always correct?
I had unprotected sex with someone 1 week ago and today she just found out her ex tested positive for hsv2. I went to get a herpes blood test today. Is it too soon to show up? How accurate is it?
Herpes Testing : It is way too early to be tested from that possible exposure. But, with the new herpes tests you should know your status. We now know that 90% of those with herpes do not have sores and often do not know that they may be infected. Good 'early' and 'aged' antibody testing for this exposure would be best at about six weeks or so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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