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How is herpes diagnosed?

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Often, your doctor can tell by the way it looks, and no testing is needed. If they are uncertain, herpes can be diagnosed with laboratory tests, including DNA tests and virus cultures.

From: Skin and Herpes Simplex Viruses WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: MerckManuals.com: "Herpes Simplex Virus Infections."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

SOURCE: MerckManuals.com: "Herpes Simplex Virus Infections."

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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