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How do you test and or treat herpes in the kidneys?

How do you test and or treat herpes in the kidneys?

No such thing: Herpes does not infect the kidneys. There is no such test and no need for treatment. If you're speaking of genital herpes, ask another question with more details about exactly what you mean. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

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


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Dose IVF test you for herpes i think I have it i haven't been tested yet but i'm very sure I have herpes?

Dose IVF test you for herpes i think I have it i haven't been tested yet but i'm very sure I have herpes?

No: Ivf doctors don't routinely screen for herpes. Some doctors have the capability of testing you but you're likely best off testing with your gynecologist. It's critical for you, your partner, and your possible future baby that you get properly diagnosed if you think you may have herpes. ...Read more

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How accurate are the herpes tests?

How accurate are the herpes tests?

Depends on the test: So we have a couple of tests.One is a polymerase chain reaction test (PCR) for herpes that we get when we scrap the lesion.Another test is a blood test that detects the body's antibody response to an infection by the Herpes Virus.Regarding the PCR test it is very accurate but it depends on getting a good DNA sample from the scraping.The blood test depends on the antibody response time. DNA better. ...Read more

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How accurate are type specific herpes tests?

How accurate are type specific herpes tests?

Very: A positive HSV I and/or HSV II antibody titer is diagnostic for prior exposure to that specific virus. While nothing is always100% it is unlikely that antibody titers for these 2 viruses would be misleading. ...Read more

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Would a herpes 2 test be difinitive by 4.5 months?

Would a herpes 2 test be difinitive by 4.5 months?

Herpes : Yes. Of course. Most testing for herpes includes the early antibody igm and the mature antibody, igg. 4.5 months is definitely time enough to get these results. ...Read more

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Does herpes test detect type one and two separately?

Does herpes test detect type one and two separately?

Depends: There are various herpes tests, including tests that specifically identify for hsv-1 and hsv-2. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get results of a herpes test?

Wait for tests: It can be as short as 1 day or ir the test must be sent out to a lab outside your facility then 2-4 days. ...Read more

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Should i be worried if i test positive for herpes type 1?

Herpes: 75% of americans have herpes type one. This common infection that causes oral sores in those who have visible disease. The bad news is that one is contagious at variable times whether one has sores or not. Infection is transmitted from skin or saliva to skin. ...Read more