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How long would it take herpes to show up on a blood test?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
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In brief: <2 weeks

It usually take1-2 weeks for a healthy immune system to produce IgM anti-bodies to a viral infection.
There are 2 types of herpes simplex 1 and 2, so both tests are available. If a patient has IgG herpes antibodies then the patient has already been exposed 'some time ago.' hope that helps.

In brief: <2 weeks

It usually take1-2 weeks for a healthy immune system to produce IgM anti-bodies to a viral infection.
There are 2 types of herpes simplex 1 and 2, so both tests are available. If a patient has IgG herpes antibodies then the patient has already been exposed 'some time ago.' hope that helps.
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