What Does Being A Carrier Of Herpes Mean?

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Alternative Names

Culture - herpes simplex virus; Herpes simplex virus culture

Normal Values

A normal (negative) result means that the herpes simplex virus did not grow in the laboratory dish and the skin sample used in the test did not contain any herpes virus.

Unfortunately, a normal (negative) culture does not guarantee that you do not have a herpes infection or have not had one in the past.

What abnormal results mean

An abnormal (positive) result may mean that you have an active infection with...

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