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Accuracy of Herpes DNA PCR test - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hi i had a blood test a while back and it showed up has i had the herpes virus can it be wrong
Doctor :   May I know the reason why the tests were done?
Doctor :   What test was done?
User :   i have hepititis a few years back would that have anything to do with it
Doctor :   What test was done?
Doctor :   And why was it done?
User :   i was havin break out just like one little place on my butt
User :   all i know it was a blood test they did
Doctor :   The accuracy of the test depend on the type of test.
Doctor :   Herpes DNA PCR test is highly sensitive and relatively specific test.
User :   and do you break out every month or will a person break out every 3 to 4 or 5 months
Doctor :   It has veryless chance of being inaccurate.
Doctor :   While others may be.

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