Genital Herpes Test Panel

Herpes 2 caused by Herpes Simplex virus (HSV-2) also known as Genital Herpes is tested in our CLIA certified labs through the Serologic type-specific assays (blood tests) that detect antibodies to the genital herpes virus. A small amount of blood specimen is drawn from the infected person to detect antibodies that respond to the Herpes virus and further differentiate between oral herpes and genital herpes types. Results are available usually within 24 to 48 hours in most cases.

The Herpes Simplex Viruses (HSV) get into your body through your mucous membranes. Your mucous membranes are the thin layers of tissue that line the openings of your body. They can be found in your nose, mouth, and genitals. Once the viruses are inside your body, they incorporate themselves into your cells. Viruses tend to multiply or adapt to their environments very easily, which makes treating them difficult. Herpes Virus outbreaks can at best be controlled through medication and adopting safe sexual practices.

How is Genital Herpes tested, is it a blood or urine test?

Genital Herpes (HSV-2) is tested on a blood sample drawn from the infected person. Laboratory personnel draw a small blood sample during your visit to the test center which is then used for performing the test.

What do I need to do to prepare for the test?

Genital Herpes (HSV-2) tests doesn’t require any special preparation. No fasting is necessary for the blood draw.

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How is Genital Herpes diagnosed ?

Herpes can typically be diagnosed by a visual examination of the Herpes sores. A blood test can diagnose Herpes simplex virus before you experience an outbreak. Make an appointment to get tested in a lab if you think you’ve been exposed to Genital Herpes, even if you aren’t experiencing any symptoms yet.

How soon can one get tested for HSV-2 after exposure?

The period that needs to elapse after which an HSV test detects the presence of the virus in the blood is usually four to six weeks after infection. One should test after this elapsed time for accurate results. However, if a test result is negative, one should re-test after six weeks to rule out the possibility of a false-negative in the presence of an infection.

What are the symptoms of Genital Herpes?

The appearance of blisters is known as an outbreak. Your first outbreak will appear as early as two days you have contracted the virus, or as late as 30 days afterward. General symptoms for males include blisters on the penis, scrotum, or buttocks (near or around the anus). General symptoms for females include blisters around or near the vagina, anus, and buttocks. The infected site often starts to itch, or tingle, before the actual appearance of blisters. The blisters may become ulcerated (open sores) and ooze fluid. Other symptoms may include lymph glands becoming swollen as they fight infection and inflammation in the body. Infected persons may also have headaches, body aches and fever.

Can Genital Herpes be cured?

Herpes Simplex Virus infections – both Genital and Oral cannot be cured but treatment can reduce the outbreaks to a great extent. Antiviral drugs may help speed up the healing time of your sores and reduce pain. Medications may be taken at the first signs of an outbreak (tingling, itching, and other symptoms) to reduce the symptoms.

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