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Herpes Test


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At home STI test to detect herpes simplex 1 and 2 virus, with online results in 5 days. Infections covered:

  • Herpes Simplex I (HSV-I)
  • Herpes Simplex II (HSV-II)

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1/3 people carry the virus that causes genital herpes.

80% of sexually transmitted diseases are asymptomatic, however, if symptoms are present, they are likely to include:

  • Bleeding easily
  • Painful urination
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Rash on the genitals and/or anus
  • Itching or irritation on the genitals and/or anus
  • Unusual blisters or scabs around the mouth, genitals and/or anus

Herpes may take a number of weeks to become detectable. You should wait between 4 and 12 weeks from the time of sexual contact before taking the test.

You should monitor your sexual health when:

  • you used a needle or syringe to inject drugs into your body that someone with hepatitis has already used.
  • you become sexually active
  • ou have had unprotected sex
  • ou are experiencing symptoms of a sexually transmitted disease
  • ou are entering into a new sexual relationship
  • ou have received a notification from a previous partner that they are infected (STDs can remain dormant for years or take up to three weeks to become active.)

The test must be taken fasted, before 9 a.m and returned on the same day.

  • Herpes Simplex I (HSV-I)

    Herpes Simplex I (HSV-I) is a virus which can cause oral herpes. HSV-I is a viral strain which can cause infectious blisters in and around the mouth and on the face. Herpes Simplex I is also known as a coldsore.

  • Herpes Simplex II (HSV-II)

    Herpes Simplex II is a virus that is responsible for genital herpes. HSV-II is a viral strain that can cause infectious blisters on the mouth, face, genitals, and rectum.

How to collect your sample

Watch our instructional video to see how easy it is to collect your sample.

How it works

Collect Sample

Collect your Sample

Simply allocate 15-20 minutes in the morning to collect your sample. Drop it off or schedule a pick-up with our pre-paid return envelope.

Review Results

Review results online

Our nurses will walk you through your results over the phone. You can access your own medical dashboard anytime.

Medical Staff

Our medical team

We have dedicated nurses who can be your pillar of support and work together to track & improve your health over time.

Still have questions?

Here are some questions we usually get about LetsGetChecked. If you would like yours answered, please contact us.

You will receive your at home testing kit within 2-5 working days with standard delivery, or 1-2 working days if you opt for express shipping. Your test will arrive in discreet and simple packaging to ensure confidentiality.

The test must be taken fasted, before 9 a.m and returned on the same day.

Please do not collect or return samples on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. The tests must be returned to the laboratory using the prepaid addressed envelope on the same day of taking the sample to ensure accuracy and a prompt delivery of your results.

Registering your test connects the unique barcodes on your samples to your LetsGetChecked account. Alphanumeric barcodes are used to ensure confidentiality.

Activating your test ensures that your results are connected and uploaded to your personal online dashboard so you can continuously review your overall health status. The lab cannot process your sample if the test is not activated online.

The LetsGetChecked medical team will review your health requirements and results. You will receive a call when your results become available. The team is on standby throughout the testing process to offer you support at every step of the way.

The LetsGetChecked tests are the same standard as what you would experience in a physician's office. The laboratories who process the samples are CAP and CLIA approved. Each test is manufactured in an ISO 13485 accredited facility, therefore taking an at home test with LetsGetChecked is the same as taking a test with your doctor.

Each test includes a pre-paid envelope to return your samples to the lab. You should receive your results within 2-5 days of your samples reaching the lab.

Your order and results will be reviewed by our medical team. If your result is out of range, our medical team will call you to provide support. After the call, all results are released to your online account where you can continue to track, monitor and improve your health without the need to deviate from your busy schedule.

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