Herpes I & II Test

Doctors have selected the type-specific herpes blood test, recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which can tell the difference between type 1 herpes (HSV-1) and type 2 herpes (HSV-2). The test looks for the antibodies to the herpes virus. If you get tested before there are enough antibodies to detect, you may get a “false negative” result even if you have herpes.

Herpes I & II Test
$129.95
8 Test Panel – Best Value
$199.95
Includes Herpes I & II + 6 additional tests
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Step 1

Order your test

Choose from the Dr recommended 8 Test Panel test or any individual test. Pay NOW online using secure checkout, or by phone. Our tests cost hundreds less than paying directly at the lab.

Step 2

Visit a lab

Choose from over 4,000 testing centers nationwide, with no appointments ever needed. Tests take only a few minutes and provide patient confidentiality & privacy.

Step 3

Get your results

Your Test results will be ready in 3 business days or less and you will be notified when they are ready. All tests are secure & confidential, keeping your identity completely private.


When Is The Right Time To Test?


If you are interested in knowing your sexual health status, test today and test often.

If you’re concerned about a recent encounter with someone whose STD status you don’t know, it is recommended to get tested in 2 weeks and again at 6 weeks after the encounter, to be sure the tests catch everything.

For a personalized test plan, call our Care Advisors at (888) 622-1662. Because different diseases become detectable by diagnostic testing at different times, this is the best way to ensure you get tested at the right time.

  • More about the Herpes Test


    What type of testing method is used?
    The Herpes test is a blood test. The lab will simply draw one small tube of blood which will determine if you have the Herpes virus in your system.
    Are any preparations needed before the test?
    There are no preparations necessary before having the test.
    Who should be tested for herpes?
    You should test for Herpes if you have come in contact with lesions, mucosal surfaces, genital secretions, or oral secretions. HSV-1 and HSV-2 can also be shed from skin that looks normal. In persons with asymptomatic HSV-2 infections, genital HSV shedding occurs on 10% of days, and on most of those days the person has no signs or symptoms. Generally, a person can only get HSV-2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection. Transmission most commonly occurs from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected.

    Is herpes treatable?
    There is no cure for herpes. Antiviral medications can, however, prevent or shorten outbreaks during the period of time the person takes the medication. In addition, daily suppressive therapy (i.e. daily use of antiviral medication) for herpes can reduce the likelihood of transmission to partners. Several clinical trials have tested vaccines against genital herpes infection, but there is currently no commercially available vaccine that is protective against genital herpes infection.
    What will the test results tell me?
    A positive result for herpes 1 means the test found signs of type 1 herpes, and is most commonly is found around the mouth (Cold Sore). While exposure to HSV-1 is extremely common (as many as 90% of American adults have been exposed to the virus), there is no stigma to having a cold sore.
    A positive for herpes 2 means the test found signs of type 2 herpes, but it doesn’t tell us whether or not you’ve ever had, or will ever have, a genital herpes outbreak.
    The test results for herpes fall within a numeric range, which can be a bit confusing. A value of 0.9 or less is negative. A value above 1.1 is positive, though a very low level positive could be a false positive.


More about the Herpes Test

What type of testing method is used?
The Herpes test is a blood test. The lab will simply draw one small tube of blood which will determine if you have the Herpes virus in your system.
Are any preparations needed before the test?
There are no preparations necessary before having the test.
Who should be tested for herpes?
secretions, or oral secretions. HSV-1 and HSV-2 can also be shed from skin that looks normal. In persons with asymptomatic HSV-2 infections, genital HSV shedding occurs on 10% of days, and on most of those days the person has no signs or symptoms. Generally, a person can only get HSV-2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection. Transmission most commonly occurs from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected.
Is herpes treatable?
There is no cure for herpes. Antiviral medications can, however, prevent or shorten outbreaks during the period of time the person takes the medication. In addition, daily suppressive therapy (i.e. daily use of antiviral medication) for herpes can reduce the likelihood of transmission to partners. Several clinical trials have tested vaccines against genital herpes infection, but there is currently no commercially available vaccine that is protective against genital herpes infection.
What will the test results tell me?
A positive result for herpes 1 means the test found signs of type 1 herpes, and is most commonly is found around the mouth (Cold Sore). While exposure to HSV-1 is extremely common (as many as 90% of American adults have been exposed to the virus), there is no stigma to having a cold sore.
A positive for herpes 2 means the test found signs of type 2 herpes, but it doesn’t tell us whether or not you’ve ever had, or will ever have, a genital herpes outbreak.
The test results for herpes fall within a numeric range, which can be a bit confusing. A value of 0.9 or less is negative. A value above 1.1 is positive, though a very low level positive could be a false positive.