Herpes Testing

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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
Related tests: TORCH; CSF Analysis

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

Sample Required?

A swab or scraping from a blister or sore in the infected area

Test Preparation Needed?