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  • Pricing: £107
  • Sample: Urine or Swab
  • Turnaround: 3-5 days

Herpes Testing in London

Genital herpes is an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. There are two types: HSV-1 typically causes oral herpes, leading to cold sores around the mouth, while HSV-2 causes genital herpes, a sexually transmitted infection. Genital herpes can be managed with medication. Our STI clinic in London offers confidential and accurate herpes testing with quick results to guide treatment options.


HSV-1 and HSV-2 can spread due to direct contact with this virus. It may even transmit when sores are not visible anymore.

HSV-1 may be contracted through sharing toothbrushes, eating utensils, mouth contact, and other things that come in contact with the saliva or sores of an infected person. People with an active outbreak of symptoms have greater chances of spreading the virus.

HSV-2 is spread mostly through anal, vaginal, and oral sex. Any contact with bodily fluids, sores, and saliva may transmit HSV-1.

Genital herpes can be transferred from a pregnant mother to her child at the time of childbirth.

When should I get tested?

An individual who already has the herpes simplex virus might not show any noticeable symptoms, though the person can spread this virus to another person. When HSV symptoms occur, they do so in outbreaks that are meant to last from 2 – 6 weeks, based on the kind of virus you have.


  • Itchy single or multiple blisters on infected areas that occur after the first twenty days of contracting the infection. Blisters may last for 7 – 10 days
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Infection in the eyes
  • Difficulty in urinating
  • Tender sores

What does the test include?

The herpes testing procedure involves either a swab of the affected area or a blood test. The method used depends on the individual case and the physician's assessment. In the case of a swab test, a healthcare professional will gently swab the area with visible symptoms to collect a sample for testing. For a blood test, a sample of blood will be drawn to check for the presence of herpes antibodies, which can indicate a past or present infection.

What to Expect

  • Step 1

  • Preparing for the test

    There is no special preparation needed for this test, though you need to remain hydrated for conducting a blood test.

  • Step 2

  • During the test

    If the test requires swabs, the doctor may pass a cotton bud over the sores to collect cells for testing. In the case of a blood test, a certain amount of blood will be drawn from your inner arm with a needle.

  • Step 3

  • Test results

    The results will be delivered to you by email once they are ready. If you have had a consultation session with our doctors along with the test, then you will receive a call directly from them about the results. In the case that you do not know what to do next and want to consult with our doctors, schedule an appointment and bring the results to discuss in detail.


  Price Turnaround
Herpes I & II Blood Test £107 Results in 3 Days
Herpes I & II Swab Test £279 Results in 3-5 Days

NOTE: If you need to conduct a Herpes Swab Test, then there is a consultation fee of £150 only.

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How long after exposure to herpes will you test positive?

If the infection has occurred recently, the test may be negative, yet you may still have the infection. This is known as a false negative. It may take nearly 3 months after possible exposure to herpes for the test to show a positive result.

How can I avoid passing on the herpes virus?

There isn’t any certain way of preventing the spread of herpes simplex, as barrier contraceptive methods do not always work. The most effective way to avoid passing this virus to your partner is to abstain from sexual contact during an outbreak of blisters or sores. 

What can lead to herpes outbreaks?

Outbreaks of genital herpes are generally triggered by the immune system coming under pressure, whether due to illness, stress, feeling down, or other factors.

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