Purpose of the Test for Genital Herpes
It’s crucial for anyone who’s sexually active to monitor themselves for herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 2, commonly called genital herpes. This virus can produce painful sores and blisters—or it may not trigger symptoms at all. And because genital herpes stays in a person’s system, it can occasionally become active and cause inflammation that can lead to serious conditions such as meningitis. Plus, HSV 2 herpes is highly transmissible, which can throw a wrench into anyone’s love life. A test for genital herpes is a vital tool for maintaining optimal sexual health, and you can order it from Personalabs with the privacy and convenience you need.
What Does the Genital Herpes Blood Test Measure?
This test detects exposure to HSV type 2 and can provide information about a possible acute infection.
Who Should Take an HSV 2 IgG Test?
Genital herpes testing is recommended for anyone who suspects they’ve been exposed to the virus or if they are experiencing symptoms associated with HSV 2: small red bumps, blisters, or open sores in the genital, anal, or nearby areas and/or pain or itching around the genitals, buttocks, or inner thighs.
Genital Herpes Testing Preparation
You don’t need to take any special measures to prepare for the HSV 2 IgG test.
Genital Herpes Test Results
Positive results show you have HSV 2 genital herpes, either as a past or current infection. If you test positive, we provide STD counseling and a doctor’s prescription to a pharmacy of your choice for your treatment, free of charge. (You will have to pay for the medication at the pharmacy.) This service gives you a solid starting point for thorough treatment.
We can only offer prescriptions in the following states:
Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Where Can I Get Testing for Genital Herpes Near Me?
If you need a test for genital herpes, trust Personalabs for the ultimate in privacy and discretion. With a streamlined ordering process and more than 4,000 lab locations across the country, it couldn’t be easier to stay on top of your sexual health, which benefits you and your partners.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Shop our collection of STD tests and download the lab order that comes with your purchase. (Pre-approval from your doctor may not be needed, depending on the state where you live.)
Step 2: Find the Labcorp or Quest Diagnostics facility closest to you with our lab locator.
Step 3: Bring the test order to the lab for your appointment and give your blood sample.
Step 4: Get your results, which typically arrive in your private Personalabs account within 2 to 10 business days. (For a specific turnaround time, please contact us, and we will work with the lab on your behalf.)
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