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Herpes Test - Overview
A herpes test checks for the presence of a herpes infection using a simple blood test. Through Push Health, you can request a private herpes test online and get tested at a local lab. Herpes blood testing is generally performed for screening purposes or in the setting of herpes symptoms.
Herpes Simplex - An Overview
Herpes, also known as herpes simplex, is a viral infection. Herpes virus type 1, or HSV-1, infections typically lead to oral symptoms while herpes virus type 2, or HSV-2, infections frequently result in genital symptoms. Herpes viruses can be transmitted during sexual activity or anytime there is transmission of body fluids carrying the infection. Once contracted, a herpes infection leads to a chronic infection that usually lasts for life. The CDC estimates that approximately 12% of persons between the ages of 14 and 49 have an HSV-2 infection and that 776,000 people in the US get new genital herpes infections annually.
Online Herpes Blood Testing
Herpes testing online is a convenient and private way to get testing for herpes. Through Push Health, patients can order herpes blood testing online and get tested at one of 1,000+ affiliated lab locations nationwide. Simply place your request for a herpes test online and a local medical provider will review and, in most cases, approve your request or else contact you with additional questions. If approved, an electronic lab order will be loaded into your Push Health account which you can take to your selected lab to get tested. No fees are due at the lab at the time of your blood draw. Once your herpes test results are available (generally in 4 business days or less), you will be able to privately retrieve them through your Push Health account and communicate with your medical provider if you have additional questions.
Herpes Testing Labs
Given the importance of an accurate herpes test result, using a service that works with reputable labs is of great value. Push Health works with labs like Quest Diagnostics, the same FDA-approved labs used by doctors and other medical professionals to perform testing on themselves and their own patients.
Herpes Testing and Treatment
Even if someone has a positive herpes test result indicating a herpes infection, they may not have symptoms. In fact, much of the time, a herpes infection does not cause symptoms even though the herpes virus can still be transmitted to others.
Online Herpes Testing
In the United States, getting a herpes test first requires getting a prescription for lab testing from a licensed medical provider in your area. People interested in getting a herpes blood test can connect with a medical provider through Push Health who can order herpes testing and consult on test results.
Herpes Test - More Information
Last updated August 27, 2019. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.