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Herpes Type 1 & 2 Test

$99

The Herpes Type 1 & 2 Test is designed to determine if you’ve contracted HSV-1 or HSV-2. Typically HSV-1 is associated with oral herpes (or cold sores) and HSV-2 is associated with genital herpes, although either strain can appear on either part of the body. Both oral and genital herpes are extremely common and are spread by coming into contact with another person’s open sores. Transmission is not exclusive to sexual intercourse or contact. In fact, many people contract HSV-1 as children after being kissed innocently by a well-intentioned relative. There is currently no cure for either HSV-1 or HSV-2, but both can be treated and your physician will be able to discuss the right treatment options for you with the help of this Herpes Type 1 & 2 Test.

Testing Method: Blood draw

Test Preparation: None

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How Herpes Tests Work

To schedule an appointment, simply place an order online for your Herpes Test (Type 1 and 2 Test). Then, visit one of our 4,000+ nationwide testing facilities to have your sample collected. A certified staff member will take a small blood sample at which point your job is complete. The process is painless and takes only a few minutes. In fact, most patients are in and out of the facility in under a half-hour. From there, your sample will be processed in a CLIA-certified laboratory and you’ll have complete results available on your online portal regarding your status for Herpes Type 1 & 2.

Common Herpes Symptoms

Typically HSV-1 is associated with oral herpes (or cold sores) and HSV-2 is associated with genital herpes, although either strain can appear on either part of the body. Both oral and genital herpes are extremely common and are spread by coming into contact with another person’s open sores. Transmission is not exclusive to sexual intercourse or contact. In fact, many people contract HSV-1 as children after being kissed innocently by a well-intentioned relative.

Symptoms for herpes include a blister or multiple blisters surrounding the affected area, such as the mouth, genitals or rectum.

How to Interpret Your Results

Once you receive your results, it might seem overwhelming at first. But take the time to interpret your test results to have a full understanding of your status. The summary for your Herpes Test will most likely include the name of the test, a ‘result’, ‘reference range’ and ‘flag’.

The ‘result’ indicates reactive, non-reactive, detected, not-detected or a value. If you see a value, this is a numerical measurement that is compared against the reference range to determine if the sample is normal or abnormal.

The ‘flag’ value will indicate whether your test came back normal or abnormal. Normal ranges indicate you are not infected and an abnormal result could mean a possible infection.

For more detailed information, visit our Sample Test Results page to learn more about interpreting your results.

Herpes Test vs HSV 1/2 Early Detection

We recommend our Herpes Test for individuals that believe they have been infected for longer than 10 days. If you believe you contracted herpes, our HSV 1/2 Early Detection test is designed to determine if you’ve contracted HSV-1 or HSV-2 within an earlier time frame.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Herpes simplex virus can lay dormant for several years, and in some cases, never display symptoms, so infected individuals can unknowingly spread to other unsuspecting sexual partners or loved ones. The only way to know your status for certain is to get tested.

    Even if you feel healthy, the infection can still be passed to other sexual partners and increase the risk of other STDs. Therefore, the sooner you get tested, the sooner you can start a treatment regimen and get back on the path to wellness.

  • We aim to deliver full, comprehensive results in a timely manner (usually within 24-72 hours after testing). If you do have questions about your results, however, our care counselors are standing by ready and willing to assist. We can even put you in touch with a physician should you require additional assistance and/or prescription medication.

  • Simply put, at Priority Lab Testing we aim to deliver the most accurate testing results anywhere on the market. We’ve partnered with industry-leading clinical laboratory Quest Diagnostics to ensure that all testing results are clear, comprehensive, and reliable for our patients. Tests are FDA-approved and conducted in CLIA-certified laboratories. Testing centers perform regular quality assurance testing to ensure accurate results time and time again.

  • We currently only offer treatment options for patients who test positive for chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichomoniasis. If you receive a positive result, simply call and speak with a care counselor to schedule a phone consultation with a physician–no office visit is needed. We are partnered with physicians at PWNHealth so treatment can be prescribed if appropriate in all states. You must have a positive result before treatment can be authorized. The physician consult fee is $65.

  • The possibility of passing genital herpes to your baby if you were already infected with genital herpes is fortunately very low. However, the risk increases if you contract the virus while you are pregnant.