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Can hsv1 test results be wrong if i had a cold and a fever when did it?

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Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry
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In brief: Likely no

Tests generally measure blood response to specific antibodies.
The likelihood that a cold/fever would "confuse" the antibodies is pretty slim. However, false positive/false negative test results can happen at any time. If unsure, or dissatisfied with the results, repeat the test with a new sample.

In brief: Likely no

Tests generally measure blood response to specific antibodies.
The likelihood that a cold/fever would "confuse" the antibodies is pretty slim. However, false positive/false negative test results can happen at any time. If unsure, or dissatisfied with the results, repeat the test with a new sample.
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