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Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Type 1 & 2 Specific Antibodies, IgG: Detect IgG antibodies to either HSV-1 and/or HSV-2. Specimen Type: Blood
While there is no cure for herpes, medicines are available to manage the disease and prevent an outbreak. If you are showing symptoms and have reason to believe you may have herpes, it is best to get tested immediately. Once an individual is diagnosed, they can get treatment for the condition to ensure it stays under control. Test Smartly will provide the right test for your needs.
Herpes is one of the most common STDs in the United States. 1 out of every 6 adolescents and young adults (ages 14-49) have genital herpes, and as many as 90% of those individuals do not know they have it.
Herpes is an STD that’s caused by the herpes simplex virus:
About Oral Herpes
Oral herpes is common and it most often shows up as cold sores around the mouth. Most people get the virus as children by exchanging saliva (through non-sexual contact). Though oral herpes is not considered an STD, they may transfer the virus to their partner and it could become oral or genital herpes depending on the sexual act.
About Genital Herpes
Genital herpes is considered an STD. This is spread by having any form of sex with someone else who has herpes. During a herpes outbreak, blisters may form:
Blisters may itch, burn, and ooze. It’s best to see a doctor to get treated for herpes.
Test Smartly Labs can help if you need to test for herpes or any other STD.
STI stands for “Sexually Transmitted Infection” and STD stands for “Sexually Transmitted Disease”. These two terms sound similar and the difference between them can be confusing. One of the reasons for this is that up to a certain point these two terms were synonymous and were used interchangeably. But now there is a technical difference between these terms which has been acknowledged by the medical community and can no longer be used synonymously.
While all health-related matters deserve the utmost privacy and confidentiality, some types of blood tests and lab work need even more. When it comes to STI or STD testing, you do not want to have any small chance of anyone you know finding out about your risks or diagnoses. Of course, if you go to your doctor’s office or even a public clinic, the HIPAA rules require everyone involved to keep your information private and secure. However, you may still have some doubts troubling your mind.
Who Should Get Tested For Herpes?
To screen for herpes, we use a blood test.
There are no routine screenings recommended for herpes, however you can ask a doctor to examine you or run blood tests if:
As a verified collection site, Test Smartly Labs meets the specifications required for us to collect for this test, as well as the security requirements.
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