Screening for Cold Sores (Herpes Simplex Type 1)
by Editorial Staff And Contributors
The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are usually given to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases.
There are no current screening guidelines for cold sores.
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Last reviewed March 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board David L. Horn, MD
Last Updated: 3/15/2015
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