The CDC does not recommend herpes testing for individuals that are not showing signs or symptoms of a herpes infection. We align our testing views with the recommendations of the CDC, so, we do not recommend herpes testing for individuals that are not showing signs or symptoms of a herpes infection. We offer a herpes blood test that can detect herpes antibodies in your blood, an indicator that you have come into contact with the virus, and distinguishes between simplex 1 and simplex 2 of the virus. However, it is important to consider the following factors when thinking about herpes testing with us:
- We cannot offer the herpes test in our catalog of donation based tests at this time and do charge $100 at time of service for the test
- Our test cannot tell us where your infection is on your body (i.e. genital or mouth)
- Our test cannot tell us if you will ever have an outbreak
- Simplex 1 can be located on your mouth or genitals if an outbreak does occur
- Simplex 2 is generally only seen on the genitals
If you have further questions about herpes, please visit the CDC’s fact page about herpes by clicking here.