Biopsia de herpes

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Para realizar una biopsia de herpes se introduce una aguja en la vena y se recolecta sangre en un vial hermético o una jeringa. Se lleva la muestra a un laboratorio y se evalúa para determinar la presencia y cantidad de anticuerpos. El examen se realiza para detectar si una persona está infectada del virus herpes simple (I ó II). Este examen no detecta el virus en sí, pero si aparecen anticuerpos al virus, se sabe que la persona estuvo infectada en algún momento de su vida. Si la infección es muy reciente, de unas pocas semanas hasta un mes, puede que no se detecten anticuerpos, pero aun así la persona puede estar infectada.

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  • Last Reviewed on 08/15/2012
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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