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How long would it take herpes to show up on a blood test?

How long would it take herpes to show up on a blood test?

<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. ...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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How long does it take for herpes to show up on blood test? Mine was negative after 6 weeks. I never had sore. Just irritated, not yeast infection.

How long does it take for herpes to show up on blood test? Mine was negative after 6 weeks. I never had sore. Just irritated, not yeast infection.

History is key: Without a sore or a typical herpes lesion, I wouldn't even believe a positive blood test as evidence that you're clinically ill with herpes II. The labs aren't 100% for either strain. ...Read more

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How long does it take the herpes virus or gential warts to show up in blood test. Small red bump in pubic area should I be alarmed ?

How long does it take the herpes virus or gential warts to show up in blood test.  Small red bump in pubic area should I be alarmed ?

2 weeks: 2 weeks is the likely. Of time for to show up in a blood test however you probably have anothrr issue! ...Read more

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How long would it take for a herpes blood test to be accurate after a possible herpes exposure?

How long would it take for a herpes blood test to be accurate after a possible herpes exposure?

2-3 weeks: The serologic tests are still not altogether reliable. Most folks with antibodies against herpes 2 do have genital herpes. Many people with antibodies against herpes 1 have never had fever blisters but these people do seem immune to primary infection. ...Read more

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How long does an IgG blood test take to turn positive for herpes after a possible exposure?

Antibody Aging: It can take six to twenty four weeks. There is an early antibody that can be tested as well and that is an igm antibody. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a false positive on a herpes test ? and do you know how long its suppose to take for the blood test results to come back?

Is it possible to have a false positive on a herpes test ? and do you know how long its suppose to take for the blood test results to come back?

False pos can occur: The standard blood tests for herpes simplex virus (HSV) are not perfect; false positive results can occur. The strength of the result -- i.e. the optical density ratio (also called ELISA ratio) -- is important in distinguishing true positive from false psotive results. Results usually are available in 2-5 days, but it varies a lot from one lab to another. ...Read more

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How soon can herpes show up on a blood test?

How soon can herpes show up on a blood test?

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. ...Read more

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Will genital herpes show up on a blood test required to get married?

Usually not tested: Different states have different requirements for pre-marital tests. While a blood test can detect history or infection with herpes, I do not know that any state requires it. If you have genital herpes, you owe it to your potential spouse/partner to disclose it. ...Read more

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I had 4 blood test for herpes and they came out negative should I take another one?

I had 4 blood test for herpes and they came out negative should I take another one?

Why?: The blood test for herpes simplex is not really useful in reflecting whether someone will have overt lesions or how often. ...Read more

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How close are we to having a cure for herpes? I just found out yesterday that my blood test shows i test positive for herpes. How close are we to a cure? What is the best way to treat this? I have no symptoms, I have never had any symptoms of herpes. Is t

How close are we to having a cure for herpes? I just found out yesterday that my blood test shows i test positive for herpes. How close are we to a cure? What is the best way to treat this? I have no symptoms, I have never had any symptoms of herpes. Is t

Unfortunately : Unfortunately there is no cure for herpes and none on the horizon as far as I am aware. If you have not had an outbreak then it is possible you may never have one. However, if you do there are treatments (acyclovir, valtrex). Also, for people with recurrent outbreaks there is supression therapy with these medications, which is typically one or two pills a day. If you have further questions/concerns please consult your doctor. All the best. ...Read more