Can Herpes Kill You?

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Definition

Serum herpes simplex antibodies is a blood test that looks for antibodies to the herpes simplex virus.

See also: Herpes viral culture of lesion


Alternative Names

Herpes serology


How the test is performed

Blood is drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine (antiseptic). The health care provider wraps an elastic band around the upper arm to apply pressure to the area and make the...

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