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What do these results mean???

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It's after hours and I checked my medical records online, so I can't call the doctor's office and ask yet. It's 9:00 p.m. and they won't open until 8:00 a.m. Ugh! Last week, the doctor took swabs of the sores on my face and also drew blood. The only results entered right now say the follow (sorry about the odd spacing--that's the way it looks in the record):




HSV/VZV Rapid Cult


HERPES SIMPLEX/VARICELLA ZOSTER VIRUS RAPID CULT SOURCE : NOT SUPPLIED HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS ** Herpes simplex virus isolated. CRITICAL VALUE REPORT VARICELLA ZOSTER VIRUS Unable to report a result for Varicella zoster virus culture due to the presence of another virus.




Is this the swab test or the blood test?


Initially, my PCP told me I had impetigo because the sores broke and were then covered with a honey-colored crust.


Then the dermatologist scared the hell out of me, shaking her head and saying, "Yeah, no. That's herpes, honey" over and over. Then she said it might be HIV because of how severe the outbreak on my face was, but the HIV test already came back negative.


Does "herpes simplex virus isolated" mean I have it? There's no indication whether it's HSV-1 or HSV-2. Does that come in the other test?


Thanks! I'm freaking out.

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