Oral & Genital Herpes Test
Getting tested for Herpes is simple...just one quick blood draw, and you’re on your way. Substantially comparable to the branded HerpeSelect test recommended by the CDC, our test is a commonly-used, type-specific serology test that distinguishes between Herpes 1 and Herpes 2 antibodies.
One quick blood draw is taken by a trained phlebotomist at the Patient Service Center and you'll be on your way.
This test looks for antibodies specific to Herpes I and Herpes II (HSV-1 &HSV-2). 70% of American adults have oral herpes or cold sores. If you test positive for HSV-1, it is most likely oral herpes. If you test positive for HSV-2, it is most likely genital herpes.
The tests provide a number result called an "index value." <0.9 indicates a negative result. 0.9 - 1.1 is "equivocal", which means that it's unclear and another test should be run later. This result is rare. An index value above 1.1 is considered positive. Any value between 1.1 and 3.5 can be a "low positive" and could be false. Another test may be indicated.