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Herpes Simplex I/II (IgG)

A test to identify previous infection for herpes simplex

Our Herpes Simplex I/II (IgG) test identifies if you’ve been infected by herpes previously without noticing any symptoms. It’s useful as routine testing during pregnancy or if you’re curious as to whether you have the virus. It should not be used to identify herpes which you have only recently come into contact with.

  • Postal test£55

    We'll send a sample collection kit to your door

  • Clinic test£105

    Visit a private STD clinic to deposit your sample

  • Home visit£125

    A nurse will visit your home address to take the sample

  • Accurate from 28 days

    This is the amount of time you must wait from exposure to testing


  • Turnaround time 2 days

    This is the time it takes once reaching the lab


  • Home Test & Home Visit available

    We'll send a sample collection kit to your door

Collection methods:

Blood

Tests for

Herpes Simplex I/II

Who is this test for?

This test is for anyone who wants to test for a previous infection of Herpes. It’s useful if a previous sexual partner has told you that they have it, but you noticed no symptoms. It’s also useful during pregnancy to assess the risk of passing the infection on to your baby at Birth.

Turnaround Time

This test has a two day turnaround time after reaching the laboratory.

When can I take this test?

This test requires you to wait 28 days before testing. If you have symptoms of herpes then you can test immediately using our Herpes Simplex I/II (IgM) test.

Is this test right for me?

This test is for anyone who wants to test for herpes, but has no active symptoms. It’s only effective from 28 days following potential exposure.

Clinic test procedure

By selecting a clinic test you’ll be assisted by a nurse or doctor in one of our sexual health clinics located across the country.

1. Book your test

To book this test, simply press the ‘Select This Test’ button above. You’ll then be taken to our booking page where you can choose the best clinic for your needs.

2. Arrive at the clinic

Our clinics are all based in a discreet setting and because many of them are general health clinics, there’s no reason why anyone will know that you’re there for a sexual health screening. Just let the receptionist know who you are upon arrival.

3. Your blood sample

The Herpes Simplex I/II (IgG) test requires a blood sample only. The blood sample is collected by a trained nurse or doctor. They’ll take care of you and ensure you’re comfortable, but it will require the use of a needle.

4. Now we’ll take care of your results

Once you’ve deposited your sample, we’ll take care of the rest. We’ll notify you of your results using our online portal as soon as they’re reported by the laboratory.

Home test procedure

By choosing a home test we’ll post a sample kit to your door for you to collect the sample in your own home, before returning it in a prepaid envelope. Detailed instructions will be provided with the kit, but here’s how the process works.

1. Book your test

To book this test, simply press the ‘Select This Test’ button above. You’ll then be taken to our booking page where you will need to select the Postal Test option.

2. We’ll post the kit

As soon as we receive your order the kit will be dispatched with all of the paperwork you’ll require. Our kits are sent by first class post unless you choose the Click & Collect option.

3. Your blood sample

Your blood sample will be collected using a finger prick sample collection kit. Full instructions will be provided with the kit and it’s important you follow them closely.

4. Now we’ll take care of your results

We provide you with a return postage envelope that can be sent directly to our laboratory. Simply put the package in the post box and as soon as it’s received by the lab we will begin testing.

How It Works

We offer a comprehensive range of testing options against all common STIs. You can test in one of our private sexual health clinics or in the comfort of your own home.

Nearest clinics

These are the nearest clinics where this test is available.