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Im willing to pay for herpes specific serology testing?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Why?
If you need to confirm a genital herpes diagnosis, or if you have atypical complaints and want to know if you have HSV or something else, or you suspect that you are an asymptomatic carrier or at particular risk for hsv, it's probably worth the expense.
But if you just want to know if it's type 1 or type 2, the treatment is the same either way, so there is no point.

In brief: Why?
If you need to confirm a genital herpes diagnosis, or if you have atypical complaints and want to know if you have HSV or something else, or you suspect that you are an asymptomatic carrier or at particular risk for hsv, it's probably worth the expense.
But if you just want to know if it's type 1 or type 2, the treatment is the same either way, so there is no point.
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