Herpes Virus Test

What is a Herpes test?

There are two types of herpes virus, Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1, also known as HSV-1, is associated with painless cold sores on the lips and can be spread by kissing or sharing eating utensils. Type 2, is HSV-2, which can result in genital herpes, wherein painful sores develop in the genital area.

Who should get a Herpes Virus test?

This test may be ordered if you have symptoms of Herpes.

  1. You have concern for herpes infection either oral (cold sore) or genital.
  2. You have a painful rash on genitals.
  3. You have been sexually active with a partner with a painful rash or known history of herpes.
  4. You had unprotected sex and or have had multiple partners.
  5. One or both of you or your partner may be infected with STD.
  6. You are or may be pregnant and are susceptible to contracting STD.
  7. You are an organ transplant recipient or donor.

When will I receive my results?

Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.

How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?

No preparation or fasting required. Just bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.

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