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How accurate is serology for herpes simplex 1 and 2?
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Viral isolation
None of the serologic tests will convincingly differentiate between herpes types 1 & 2 infections.
The only way to definitively do this is to isolate the virus and test it for type.

In brief: Viral isolation
None of the serologic tests will convincingly differentiate between herpes types 1 & 2 infections.
The only way to definitively do this is to isolate the virus and test it for type.
Dr. Martin Raff
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