Culture - herpes simplex virus; Herpes simplex virus culture
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.
An abnormal (positive) result may mean that you have an active infection with...Read more
There has been a lot of herpes talk in the media lately (and by “media” I mean gossip blogs and trashy online magazines) due to the... Read more »