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Is it possible
Aug 25, 2013

Is it possible to have a false positive herpes test even if the results where high (hsv1-7.5)

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

Most medical diagnostic tests have a very low false positive rate- if your test for HSV is positive, especially if the level is well above the threshold, I'd think it's unlikely it's a false result.

I'd suggest speaking to your care provider about the implications of the test.

Hope that helps, BY



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