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How is herpes simplex diagnosed?

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Often, the appearance of herpes simplex virus is typical and no testing is needed to confirm the diagnosis. If a health care provider is uncertain, herpes simplex can be diagnosed with lab tests, including DNA -- or PCR -- tests and virus cultures.

From: Herpes Simplex Virus: HSV-1 & HSV-2 WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 09, 2018

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Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 09, 2018

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