Also known as: Herpes Culture; Herpes Simplex Viral Culture; HSV DNA; HSV by PCR; HSV-1 or HSV-2 IgM or IgG; HSV-1; HSV-2; HHV1; HHV2
Formal name: Herpes Simplex Virus, Type 1 and Type 2
At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To screen for or diagnose infection with herpes simplex virus
When to Get Tested?
If you have symptoms of an infection with herpes simplex virus
A swab or scraping from a blister or sore in the infected area
Test Preparation Needed?