What is a Herpes Test?
A Herpes Test is a blood test that checks for IgG antibodies to Herpes simplex types I (HSV-1) and II (HSV-2).
What is Herpes Type 1?
Type 1 Herpes in the Herpes Test generally causes oral symptoms such as cold sores.
What is Herpes Type 2?
Type 2 Herpes in the Herpes Test generally causes genital herpes.
If someone is infected, how long after an exposure will a positive Herpes test result show up?
In the setting of an infection, this Herpes test is typically positive approximately 25 days after the exposure.
What I don't have any Herpes symptoms?
A Herpes test can be positive and identify an infection even in the absence of symptoms.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This Herpes Test is a blood test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
Fasting is not necessary.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 4 business days or less.