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How likely is it for a herpes culture test to be a false negative if i went within the first few days of my outbreak?

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In brief: Unlikely

Should be detected by culture during an active infection if the collection and transport to the lab followed protocol.

In brief: Unlikely

Should be detected by culture during an active infection if the collection and transport to the lab followed protocol.
Dr. William Mitchell
Dr. William Mitchell
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Dr. Thomas Rayson
Pathology

In brief: 10%

The test is 90% accurate in this scenario you described.

In brief: 10%

The test is 90% accurate in this scenario you described.
Dr. Thomas Rayson
Dr. Thomas Rayson
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