Herpes Test


A blood test which looks for the presence of the herpes virus, a common sexually transmitted infection.

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Herpes Test

About this test

Herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (1 or 2) and is very common - most sexually active people will contract the herpes virus although many will show no symptoms. Once infected, herpes often causes recurring symptoms although these may become milder as the body's antibodies become more effective. herpes is spread through skin to skin contact and the virus easily enters the body through the mucous membranes. It is not a serious condition although it can cause discomfort especially in the early stages. The herpes virus can be passed to babies during the birth if the mother has become infected during the final trimester and has yet to pass on sufficient antibodies to her unborn baby.

Who is this test for?

This test is for any individual who is concerned that they may have become infected with the herpes simplex virus. In particular it is important for pregnant women who may wish to opt for a caesarean section if there is any risk of infecting the baby during a vaginal delivery.

How it works

Collect Sample

We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.

Post Sample

Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.

View Results

View results securely in your own personal dashboard.

Important Information

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.

Tests Included

Blood sample collection kit

We will send you your Herpes Test blood sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.

Postage & packaging

Your Herpes Test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.

Private laboratory analysis

Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.

Interpretation of results

Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Herpes Test results can be downloaded for your doctor.

Secure online account

Once you have placed your order you can visit my.medichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Herpes Test results.

Health and Lifestyle tracker

Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.

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