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Is a herpes culture better than herpes blood test, or the other way around?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Molecular testing

Molecular testing for HSV has been approved by fda and is expected to be better than culture and antibody testing.

In brief: Molecular testing

Molecular testing for HSV has been approved by fda and is expected to be better than culture and antibody testing.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Culture for Dx

A culture determines where a specific lesion is caused by herpes, whereas a blood test determines only whether you've ever been exposed to herpes.
To diagnose a lesion, the culture is preferred.

In brief: Culture for Dx

A culture determines where a specific lesion is caused by herpes, whereas a blood test determines only whether you've ever been exposed to herpes.
To diagnose a lesion, the culture is preferred.
Dr. Joel Gallant
Dr. Joel Gallant
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