SampleType: S or WB
Storage: S or WB
Normal Range: -
This test is related to
Why Get Tested?
To screen for or diagnose infection with herpes simplex virus
When To Get Tested?
If you have symptoms of an infection with herpes simplex virus
A swab or scraping from a blister or sore in the infected area
Test Preparation Needed?
What is being tested?
The test is looking for evidence of infection by herpes simplex virus, a common sexually transmitted disease that causes small blisters (vesicles) on the mouth or genitals. The blisters seen around the oral cavity and in the mouth are commonly called “cold sores” and are evidence of active herpes infection.
How is the sample collected for testing?
Your doctor will take a swab or scraping from a blister or sore in the mouth or genital area.
Is any test preparation needed to ensure the quality of the sample?
No test preparation is needed.