Genital Herpes Test Kit

How to test yourself for genital herpes at home

Swab test kit for genital herpes
Discreet packaging

Prices from £79.99

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About the genital herpes test

How our service works

How can you order herpes test kits online?

  • Fill out a short online assessment form
  • Place an order for a genital herpes test kit
  • It can then be posted to your preferred address or you can collect it from a local post office instead

How to use the test kit

Our test kit for Herpes infections makes it easy for you to check if you have the herpes infection without having to visit a sexual health clinic or GP.

The Herpes test kit comprises of a swab test, which requires you to rub a cotton swab on any sores or blisters in your genital or anal areas, depending on where your symptoms are. The swab gives the most accurate results if it is used directly on a sore or blister. You may have to break the blister to take the sample.

The test kit comes with a leaflet with detailed instructions. You must follow these instructions carefully to ensure your test results are accurate.

When you have taken the sample as explained on the leaflet, you need to place it in the pre-addressed and prepaid envelope provided. You can post it in any post box.

How the results work

Once the laboratory has received your sample, it will take 1 to 3 days for your results to become available.

You will receive your result via your account. We will send you an email asking you to login to your patient record – we will never send you confidential information such as a test result via email.

What do I do once I have my results?

If your result comes up positive for a herpes infection, you may require treatment to help keep the virus under control and manage any future outbreak of symptoms.

You should also inform any previous or current partners so they can get tested too.

If your test result is negative, it is less likely that you have herpes. But, sometimes you could get negative results even though you have the herpes virus depending on how the sample is taken.

If your tests come back negative, you should still consider getting retested if you notice any symptoms.

You should also have your symptoms assessed by a doctor. They can then check visible symptoms and tell if they might be because of another condition. Sometimes if your symptoms look a lot like herpes they may recommend that you try treatment anyway. Your GP or sexual health clinic can help with this, and you can also use our photo assessment service for more advice.

Whether your results are positive or negative, you should also get tested for other sexually transmitted infections (STI’s).

You should also practice safe sex by using a condom to reduce your chances of getting an STI through sexual contact.

Medically reviewed by:
Dr Kathryn Basford

Dr Kathryn Basford is a qualified GP who works as a GP in London, as well as with Zava. She graduated from the University of Manchester and completed her GP training through Whipps Cross Hospital in London.

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Last reviewed: 22 Nov 2018

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