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test picking up antibodies from my MRSA infection?

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I went to the emergency room with my tonsils swollen with puss. They did a swab test and prescribed z-pack... a few days later I was feeling better. A week after my visit I got a phone call saying that I tested positive for MRSA, which is possible because my family member was hospitalized for MRSA. About a week later I visited my Gyno for a full check up, blood work was done. I recently went back for my follow up only to find that I tested positive for Herpes, I have never had an outbreak. My question is...Could the antibody test be picking up the antibodies from my MRSA infection?


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replied October 10th, 2012
Herpes and Genital Warts Answer A39444
MRSA is detected by culturing the secretions or pus and the results are obtained by detecting the growth of staphylococcus bacteria , over a period of 2-3 days. Such infections are less common.

While Herpes is a viral infection, and is a common in most adults.

There is no possibility of cross reactions occurring between bacterial and viral infections. Hence you need not be worried about such issues.


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