Herpes STD Test Kit
Herpes test kit for men and women. Professional laboratory based test for accurate results to NHS standard.
Availability: In stock
|Infections Tested For||Genital Herpes|
|Turnaround of Results||5 Days (After receiving test sample)|
|Test Kit Sample Type||Urine sample / Vaginal Swab|
|Recommended Treatment||Aciclovir 400mg Antiviral treatment x 15 tablets|
Genital herpes is a common sexually transmitted infection causing blisters on and around the genitals.
Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus, or HSV. Genital herpes often affects the 20-24 year old age group, with around 30,000 new cases diagnosed in sexual clinics in the UK each year.
Although herpes blisters can be painful, many people don't know they have the condition because it may not produce any symptoms or symptoms may be mild.
A sexual partner can still pass on herpes even if they are not showing any obvious symptoms.
Any of the following symptoms of a genital HSV infection can occur in a man or a woman:
- Cracked, raw, or red areas around your genitals or anal region without pain, itching or tingling
- Itching or tingling around your genitals or your anal region
- Small blisters that break open and cause painful sores. These may be on or around your genitals, the penis or vagina, or on the buttocks, thighs, or rectal area. More rarely, blisters may occur inside the urethra -- the tube urine passes through on its way out of your body.
- Pain from urine passing over the sores - this is especially a problem in women.
- Flu-like symptoms, including fever, swollen glands and fatigue
When should I take an STI test?
You can take a test at any time, however, to ensure accurate results you should take the test at least 2 weeks after having unprotected sex. If you have contracted the infection within the last two weeks the infection may be in its early stage which is makes it harder to detect.
How accurate is the test?
All of our STI tests are carried out by our partner pathology laboratory, TDL Ltd, the leading provider of test services to the NHS and private sector healthcare companies. The test process is carried out to the same standard as you would get from your local GP or GUM clinic, with all tests carried out under strict laboratory conditions.
This kit test for:
The test will show results for genital herpes.
Type of sample required:
- Female Test: vaginal swab sample.
- Male Test: Urine Sample.
Sending your sample:
Once you have collected your sample you will need to place it in the container provided to keep it secure and post the sample to our laboratory using the pre-paid envelope provided.
Results Turnaround Time:
The laboratory will return results within 1-2 days. Once we have received your test results they will be posted to the STI test area in your account.
What if my result is positive?
If you have tested positive for herpes you will be provided with a free course of Aciclovir antiviral treatment. Instructions on how to order your free antiviral treatment will be provided with your test results.
Delivery & Packaging:
When you order you will be given the choice of Royal Mail 1st Class or Next Day Delivery. All packaging is discreet and does not mention what the packet contains.
All medical information including test results are treated with total confidentiality.