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Herpes testing methods...which one is most accurate?
I have seen many people on these forums talk about western blots, iGG tests, and physical examinations. I also know of the PCR test and viral culture. Which of these methods is the most accurate and effective at locating herpes? I know the physical exam is not the most accurate, is the iGG test or western blot more accurate than the PCR test??
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